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Tocqueville : a very short introduction

Author: Harvey C Mansfield, Jr.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2010.
Series: Very short introductions, 239.
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"No one has ever described American democracy with more accurate insight or more profoundly than Alexis de Tocqueville. After meeting with Americans on extensive travels in the United States, and intense study of documents and authorities, he authored the landmark Democracy in America, publishing its two volumes in 1835 and 1840. Ever since, this book has been the best source for every serious attempt to understand  Read more...
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Biography
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Mansfield, Harvey Claflin, 1932-
Tocqueville.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010010473
(OCoLC)149482853
Named Person: Alexis de Tocqueville; Alexis de Tocqueville
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey C Mansfield, Jr.
ISBN: 9780199721177 0199721173 9780199746316 0199746311
OCLC Number: 655268410
Description: 1 online resource (124 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: Introduction : a new kind of liberal --
Tocqueville's democratic providence --
Tocqueville's praise of democracy --
Informal democracy --
Democratic despotism --
Rational administration --
Tocqueville's pride.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 239.
Responsibility: Harvey C. Mansfield.
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He accomplishes precisely what volume of this sort ought to: an accessible synthesis of the author's work that serves both as an introduction and as a provocative study in its own right. * TLS d *

 
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