Democracy in America, Book One
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A valuable consideration of the American political system through the eyes of an outsider, Democracy in America is based on the French Alexis de Toqueville's 1831 visit to the young United States. Toqueville's study approaches democracy from many angles, discussing pros and cons alike. Perhaps because of his unique perspective, de Toqueville was able to make several extremely astute projections about the historical events (the Civil War, the Cold War) that America would later face. This is a key work for anyone seeking a clear-eyed examination of the inner machinery at the heart of the United States political system.
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Opening Lines (Experimental)
Amongst the novel objects that attracted my attention during my stay in the United States, nothing struck me more forcibly than the general equality of conditions. I readily discovered the prodigious influence which this primary fact exercises on the whole course of society, by giving a certain ...Back to top
Reviewed by Christiana on Dec 3, 2010
This book is indispensable and must be read and re-read by every thinking person on the planet.
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