Democracy in America

By Alexis de Tocqueville
Translated by George Lawrence
Read by Frederick Davidson

30.32 Hours 08/09/2010 unabridged
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In 1831, a young French aristocrat named Alexis de Tocqueville came to the United States officially to appraise the country’s penal system—but with a higher personal goal in mind. Looking to America’s unique democratic system as a possible model for post-revolutionary France, Tocqueville set about to study the culture, character, and institutions of the evolving nation. "I confess that in America I saw more than America,” he said; “I sought the image of democracy itself, with its inclinations, its character, its prejudices, and its passions, in order to learn what we have to fear or hope from its progress." His resulting work, the classic Democracy in America, proved so insightful and prophetic that it continues to command the attention of historians, scholars, and politicians today.

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In 1831, a young French aristocrat named Alexis de Tocqueville came to the United States officially to appraise the country’s penal system—but with a higher personal goal in mind. Looking to America’s unique democratic system as a possible model for post-revolutionary France, Tocqueville set about to study the culture, character, and institutions of the evolving nation. "I confess that in America I saw more than America,” he said; “I sought the image of democracy itself, with its inclinations, its character, its prejudices, and its passions, in order to learn what we have to fear or hope from its progress." His resulting work, the classic Democracy in America, proved so insightful and prophetic that it continues to command the attention of historians, scholars, and politicians today.

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Editorial Reviews

“No better study of a nation’s institutions and culture than Tocqueville’s Democracy in America has ever been written by a foreign observer—none perhaps as good.” New York Times

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Author Bio: Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–1859) was a French sociologist and historian. He was active in law and politics, serving for a time as foreign minister, and wrote L'Ancien Reacutegime, a social and political study of prerevolutionary France.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 30.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English