Alexis de Tocqueville (Major Conservative and Libertarian - download pdf or read online

By Alan S. Kahan

ISBN-10: 0826483135

ISBN-13: 9780826483133

Significant Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers presents entire debts of the works of seminal conservative thinkers from quite a few classes, disciplines and traditions. This quantity contains an highbrow biography, historic context, severe exposition of Alexis de Tocqueville's paintings, reception and impression, modern relevance, bibliography together with references to digital assets and an index.

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All that can be done is to enlighten self-interest in order to combat it.

In America, he learned much. 3 Democracy and Freedom in America There are three things commentators feel compelled to say about Democracy in America. One is that it is a book that appeals to both the left and the right. The second is that it is the most widely quoted book about the United States ever written. The third is that it is the best book ever written about America. All three statements are equally true, and perhaps equally remarkable – and perhaps the first is the cause of the second and third.

Part II This page intentionally left blank 2 The Essential Tocqueville When reading Tocqueville, it is easy to be captured by the fluid style, the brilliant phrases, the subject he is discussing. But it is essential never to lose sight of his central concerns. Whether he is writing about the American judicial system, the colonization of Algeria or French municipal administration under Louis XIV, Tocqueville is guided by the same values, uses the same methods, betrays the same influences and has the same goals in mind.

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