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Tocqueville and the two democracies

Author: Jean-Claude Lamberti
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1989.
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Why did the French Revolution lead to the Terror when the American Revolution yielded a liberal democracy? Tocqueville spent his life trying to understand the paradox. This book on the genesis of  Read more...

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Lamberti, Jean-Claude.
Tocqueville and the two democracies.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1989
(OCoLC)624841442
Named Person: Alexis de Tocqueville; Alexis de Tocqueville; Alexis de Tocqueville; Alexis ((de)) Tocqueville; Alexis Charles Henri Maurice Clerel de Tocqueville
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Claude Lamberti
ISBN: 0674894359 9780674894358
OCLC Number: 18070211
Notes: Translation of: Tocqueville et les deux démocraties.
Description: xiii, 323 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword Francois Bourricaud Introduction I. Freedom and Equality 1. Aristocracy and Democracy 2. Liberty and Equality II. Democracy in America and n France 3. The Primacy of Law 4. Democratic Government 5. Political Interlude: From America to Parliament III. Democracy and Revolution 6. Enlightenment or Barbarism 7. Prosperity or Misery 8. Democratic or Revolution 9. Servitude or Freedom Conclusion: The Amibivalence of Democracy Selected Bibliography Notes Index
Other Titles: Tocqueville et les deux démocraties.
Responsibility: Jean-Claude Lamberti ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer.

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