Democracy in America, Book Two
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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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Book Two: Influence Of Democracy On Progress Of Opinion In the United States.
The Americans live in a democratic state of society, which has naturally suggested to them certain laws and a certain political character. This same state of society has, moreover, engendered amongst them a multitude of ...
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