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Tocqueville and his America : a darker horizon

Tocqueville and his America : a darker horizon

Author: Arthur Kaledin
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Kaledin offers an original combination of biography, character study and wide-ranging analysis of Toqueville's 'Democracy in America', bringing new light to that classic work.
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Kaledin, Arthur, 1930-
Tocqueville and his America.
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011008450
Named Person: Alexis de Tocqueville; Alexis de Tocqueville; Alexis de Tocqueville; Alexis de Tocqueville
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Kaledin
ISBN: 9780300176209 0300176201 1283244837 9781283244831
OCLC Number: 750193434
Description: 1 online resource (xxxv, 440 pages)
Contents: Triple-alienated man. Identity in a time of historical transition --
Class: between two worlds --
Intimacy --
Ambition --
Melancholy --
Skeptical romantic --
Skeptical philosophe --
Skepticism and religion: "Une ombre vaine" --
Doubt and the will to believe --
Exile: voiceless in Cannes --
The calling of politics. Vocation: politics as calling, Tocqueville's "Beau Reve" --
Vocation: the responsibilities of political leaders --
The Dead Sea of politics --
Tocqueville's aristocratic liberalism --
Writing Democracy in America. A moral landscape --
A moral history --
Escape --
The new world: fable, romance, history --
Tocqueville in the wilderness --
Transformations --
Beginning Democracy in America --
Influences: voices in the tower --
Writing as moral act --
History as moral drama --
The birth of a book --
Tocqueville's America. Tocqueville's American notebooks and Democracy in America --
Traveling through the New Republic with Tocqueville and Beaumont --
Democratic religion: mad messiahs and chaste women --
Class in an egalitarian society --
Born-again American: the creation of an American identity --
Politics: order and disorder in the New Republic --
A dark vision of democracy's prospects --
The democratic psyche and the hazards of equality --
A culture of extremes: the prospects for freedom in a culture without limits.
Responsibility: Arthur Kaledin.
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