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Commager on Tocqueville

Author: Henry Steele Commager
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With an insight that approached genius, Alexis de Tocqueville saw that America held the key to the future. He predicted that the American democratic experiment he witnessed in the early nineteenth century would spread to the rest of the Western world. With the recent collapse of communism and the emergence of democracy everywhere, Tocqueville's writings are more relevant today than ever before. In Commager on  Read more...
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Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-1998.
Commager on Tocqueville.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 1993
(OCoLC)623809283
Named Person: Alexis de Tocqueville; Alexis de Tocqueville; Alexis de Tocqueville; Alexis de Tocqueville; Alexis de Tocqueville; Alexis de Tocqueville; Alexis de Tocqueville
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Steele Commager
ISBN: 0826208975 9780826208972 0826209416 9780826209412
OCLC Number: 27640831
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 130 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Democracy and the Tyranny of the Majority --
2. The Price of a Just Society --
3. Centralization and Democracy --
4. The Military in a Democracy --
5. Political Equality and Economic Inequality --
6. The Agenda of the 1990s.
Responsibility: Henry Steele Commager.

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This work presents the political ideas of Alexis de Tocqueville, as set out in his work "Democracy in America", in the context of contemporary politics and ideas. The central concern of the book  Read more...

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"Henry Steele Commager's brilliant new interpretation of Alexis de Tocqueville's 'Democracy in America' offers this astute comment: 'He had an instinct for the jugular vein in history.'

 
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