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Democracy in America

Written by: Alexis de Tocqueville
Narrated by: John Pruden
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In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat and civil servant, made a nine-month journey through the eastern United States. The result was Democracy in America, a monumental study of the strengths and weaknesses of the nation’s evolving politics. Tocqueville looked to the flourishing democratic system in America as a possible model for post-revolutionary France, believing its egalitarian ideals reflected the spirit of the age - even that they were the will of God. His insightful work has become one of the most influential political texts ever written on America and an indispensable authority for anyone interested in the future of democracy.

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only of historical interest

some books - like "on liberty" or "on the geneology of morals," remain interesting and useful to the modern day. other books are interesting, but only from a historical perspective. this book is the second kind of book. What is interesting in it has been summarized in clear language and more concisely buy Modern commentators. what is uninteresting in this book will take up the rest of your day.

I recommend that you buy this book only if you have a purpose in mind for it. If you don't have a specific purpose in mind then it's probably better to get a modern book about democracy, or American history.

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