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Alexis de Tocqueville

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Why Read Tocqueville?

 

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Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville | Main Ideas

 

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Tocqueville’s Fear With Democracy: Soft Despotism

 

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Liberty, Equality, and Tocqueville

 

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Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville | Vol. 1, Part 1, Chapter 8

Alexis Charles Henri Clérel, Viscount de Tocqueville was a French diplomat, political scientist and historian. He was best known for his works Democracy in America and The Old Regime and the Revolution (1856). In both, he analyzed the improved living standards and social conditions of individuals as well as their relationship to the market and state in Western societies. Democracy in America was published after Tocqueville's travels in the United States and is today considered an early work of sociology and political science.
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