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Author: Author Info Added Soon Narrator: Paul Meier, Travis Hardison, Dan Church, Jean le Blanc Publisher: Knowledge Products Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Giants of Political Thought Series Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781481542531
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Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat, captured the essence of nineteenth-century America in his penetrating work, Democracy in America. The democratic concept of equality was emerging as a political reality in America, and it threatened the aristocracy of Europe; it produced a society of individualists hungry for self improvement. In this classic treatise, Tocqueville weighed the advantages of democracy against its dangers. He asked: Is the tendency toward equality a tendency toward liberty? Can the majority be restrained to protect the freedom of individuals and minorities?

In pondering these questions, Tocqueville presented an unsurpassed picture of American government, culture, and attitudes. He proclaimed a new nation with a new theory of human interaction: America, ruled by the will of the majority.

The Giants of Political Thought Series offers an easy and entertaining way to broaden your mind and your awareness of great ideas.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 3/18/2012

    " Interesting commentary - thought this was the original source. It wasn't but it filled in a lot of good background information. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 3/14/2010

    " Interesting commentary - thought this was the original source. It wasn't but it filled in a lot of good background information. "