Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville audiobook

Democracy in America

By Alexis de Tocqueville
Read by Peter Wickham

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33.29 Hours Unabridged
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Sent by the French government to examine the American prison system, Alexis de Tocqueville spent nine months touring the United States between 1831 and 1832. However, fascinated by the success of America’s democratic system, de Tocqueville took advantage of his stay to examine the country’s foundations and glean ideas that might rescue his homeland from the manacles of social inequality. He leaves no stone unturned, exploring each branch of government, the constitution, economics, religion, race, the judiciary, laws, principles, education, culture, and views on wealth and poverty. Many of his observations have been praised for their prescience and foresight, and many are still relevant, offering fresh and piercing insights into American life today.

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Sent by the French government to examine the American prison system, Alexis de Tocqueville spent nine months touring the United States between 1831 and 1832. However, fascinated by the success of America’s democratic system, de Tocqueville took advantage of his stay to examine the country’s foundations and glean ideas that might rescue his homeland from the manacles of social inequality. He leaves no stone unturned, exploring each branch of government, the constitution, economics, religion, race, the judiciary, laws, principles, education, culture, and views on wealth and poverty. Many of his observations have been praised for their prescience and foresight, and many are still relevant, offering fresh and piercing insights into American life today.

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Editorial Reviews

“At once the best book ever written on democracy and the best book ever written on America.” Harvey C. Mansfield, Harvard professor

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Author Bio: Alexis de Tocqueville

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
Runtime: 33.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English