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Tocqueville's road map : methodology, liberalism, revolution, and despotism

Author: Roger Boesche
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Roger Boesche, one of the country's foremost Tocqueville scholars, has gathered together his writings on Tocqueville from the last quarter-century. These essays focus on specific aspects of Tocqueville's political thought : the methodology that Tocqueville brought to his historical and political writings, which allowed him to make such accurate predictions; why his thought defies our modern political
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Boesche, Roger.
Tocqueville's road map.
Lanham : Lexington Books, c2006
(OCoLC)607800537
Named Person: Alexis de Tocqueville; Alexis de Tocqueville; Alexis de Tocqueville; Alexis de Tocqueville; Alexis de Tocqueville
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Boesche
ISBN: 0739116657 9780739116654
OCLC Number: 70175004
Description: xiii, 217 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Why could Tocqueville predict so well? --
The strange liberalism of Alexis de Tocqueville --
Tocqueville on the tension between commerce and citizenship --
Why did Tocqueville think a successful revolution was impossible? --
The dark side of Tocqueville: on war and empire --
Hedonism and nihilism: the predictions of Tocqueville and Nietzsche --
The prison: Tocqueville's model for despotism --
Tocqueville and Arendt on the novelty of modern tyranny --
Le commerce: a newspaper expressing Tocqueville's unusual liberalism.
Responsibility: Roger Boesche.
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