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|Material Type:||Audio book, etc.|
|Document Type:||Sound Recording|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Alexis de Tocqueville; Anthony Quayle
|Notes:||Duration: 1 hr., 41 min., 57 sec.
Playable also on monaural equipment.
Program notes from the introduction to Reeve's translation by Commager on album.
|Performer(s):||Read by Anthony Quayle.|
|Description:||2 audio discs (102 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo ; 12 in.|
|Contents:||Author's preface --
The social condition of Anglo-Americans --
Effects of the local system of government --
Federal judiciary power and the supreme court --
The right of political association --
Advantages and disadvantages of universal suffrage ; Sacrifices required of a demaocracy --
Chauvinism of the Americans ; The principle of individual rights ; The true advantages of democracy --
Disadvantages incurred by unlimited power of the majority ; Refusal to obey unjust laws ; Inadequate securities against tyranny --
Majority suppression of freedom of opinion and discussion --
Causes mitigating the tyranny of the majority --
Recapitulation of circumstances contributing to maintenance of American democratic republic --
Other nations' limited choices between political systems ; Inadvisability of copying identical forms of American democracy --
The chances of duration of the Union ; Dangers which threaten --
Future prospects of the United States.
|Responsibility:||Alexis de Tocqueville.|