Democracy In America

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"Nothing is more wonderful than the art of being free, but nothing is harder to learn how to use than freedom." -Alexis de Tocqueville Alexis de Tocqueville's four-volume Democracy in America is commonly said to be among the most comprehensive and insightful books ever written about the United States and the greatest works of nineteenth-century political writing. With its trenchant observations on equality and individualism, Tocqueville's work remains a valuable explanation of America to Europeans and of Americans to ...

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kristinkat

Apr 1, 2010

This is a must-read for anyone who wishes to understand the mentality of liberty that exists in America. Tocqueville does an excellent job of illustrating the good and bad of "democracy in America." Essential for any amateur or professional political scientist.

Mfitz

Mar 7, 2008

Tocqueville: Still relevant, still worth your time

Tocqueville certainly has an interesting story to tell. A young man in his twenties when he wrote the first volume, he was a great intellectual of his time. It is interesting how a book 150 years old can still hold so many truths for the United States and the concept of fledgling democracies-- and still be such an enjoyable read! Don't be daunted by the page count, this enjoyable and informative text flies by, and you'll enjoy every minute of it.

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