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Tocqueville's America, the great quotations

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville; Frederick Kershner
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, ©1983.
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Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859.
Tocqueville's America, the great quotations.
Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, ©1983
(OCoLC)760681356
Named Person: Alexis ((de)) Tocqueville
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexis de Tocqueville; Frederick Kershner
ISBN: 0821407503 9780821407509 0821407538 9780821407530
OCLC Number: 10925505
Description: xxiv, 93 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Democracy in the American economic substructure : The economy: industry, transportation, and communication ; The business dynamic: the principle of self-interest, the work ethic ; Affluence and its effects: the quality of life, materialism ; Future problems: class conflict and other dangers --
2. Democracy as a political system: American style : The constitution and associated democratic machinery ; Democracy: good and bad aspects, possibility of a tyranny of the majority ; Equality and individualism: do they threaten liberty? ; Centralization in democracy: an irresistible and menacing trend? ; Wars and the military: how they affect democracy uniquely ; Revolution and disunion: can American democracy cope with them? ; American law and lawyers: their special importance to American democracy ; Voluntary associations: the most efficient check to the tendency toward democratic despotism --
3. American social structure and democratic equalitarian beliefs : A new society: by intent? by ethnic differentiation? ; Family change: creative or disintegrative? ; Morality, customs, leisure: important, or merely quaint? ; Class: why Marxists don't like Tocqueville ; Reform: compared to revolution, as a device for change ; Race: America's greatest future problem --
4. Early democratic national culture: nature and prospects : Religion and its function in a democratic society ; Informal and formal education ; The arts under American democracy.
Other Titles: America.
Works.
Responsibility: edited by Frederick Kershner, Jr, with an introduction and annotations.

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