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Democracy in America: The Complete and Unabridged Volumes I and II

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From America's call for a free press to its embrace of the capitalist system, Democracy in America--first published in 1835--enlightens, entertains, and endures as a brilliant study of our national government and character. Philosopher John Stuart Mill called it "among the most remarkable productions of our time." Woodrow Wilson wrote that de Tocqueville's ability to illuminate the actual workings of American democracy was "possibly without rival."

For today's readers, de Tocqueville's concern about the effect of majority rule on the rights of individuals remains deeply meaningful. His shrewd observations about the "almost royal prerogatives" of the president and the need for virtue in elected officials are particularly prophetic. His profound insights into the great rewards and responsibilities of democratic government are words every American needs to read, contemplate, and remember.

From America's call for a free press to its embrace of the capitalist system Democracy in America enlightens, entertains, and endures as a brilliant study of our national government and character. De Toqueville's concern about the effect of majority rule on the rights of individuals remains deeply meaningful. His insights into the great rewards and responsibilities of democratic government are words every American needs to read, contemplate, and remember.

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From America's call for a free press to its embrace of the capitalist system, this book endures as a brilliant study of our national government and character. This title contains the complete text of both volumes of the classic work.

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One of America's premier essayists, Joseph Epstein was the editor of The American Scholar for 25 years and has taught--and continues to teach--advanced prose, the reading and writing of fiction, the sociology of literature, autobiography, literature and politics, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, and Willa Cather at Northwestern University. Epstein is the author of 13 books, most recently Life Sentences and Narcissus Leaves the Pool, and has published roughly four hundred essays, stories, reviews and articles in such journals as The New Yorker, Harper's, Times Literary Supplement, The New Republic, Commentary, The New Criterion, The New York Review of Books, Encounter, The New York Times Magazine, and Dissent.

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One of America's premier essayists, Joseph Epstein was the editor of The American Scholar for 25 years and has taught--and continues to teach--advanced prose, the reading and writing of fiction, the sociology of literature, autobiography, literature and politics, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, and Willa Cather at Northwestern University. Epstein is the author of 13 books, most recently Life Sentences and Narcissus Leaves the Pool, and has published roughly four hundred essays, stories, reviews and articles in such journals as The New Yorker, Harper's, Times Literary Supplement, The New Republic, Commentary, The New Criterion, The New York Review of Books, Encounter, The New York Times Magazine, and Dissent.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553900385
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
Political
Introduction:
Epstein, Joseph
Author:
Reeve, Henry
Author:
de Tocqueville, Alexis
Author:
Tocqueville, Alexis De
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Democracy
Subject:
Philosophy-Political
Subject:
Political Science-Political Ideologies - Democracy
Subject:
Political Science : Political Ideologies - Democracy
Subject:
Philosophy : Political
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Civics
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Civics & Citizenship
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
United States Social conditions.
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
US History-General
Subject:
USHIS-DE TOCQU725EndCap
Subject:
US History-De Tocqueville
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20000404
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
943

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"Synopsis" by , From America's call for a free press to its embrace of the capitalist system, this book endures as a brilliant study of our national government and character. This title contains the complete text of both volumes of the classic work.
"Synopsis" by , One of America's premier essayists, Joseph Epstein was the editor of The American Scholar for 25 years and has taught--and continues to teach--advanced prose, the reading and writing of fiction, the sociology of literature, autobiography, literature and politics, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, and Willa Cather at Northwestern University. Epstein is the author of 13 books, most recently Life Sentences and Narcissus Leaves the Pool, and has published roughly four hundred essays, stories, reviews and articles in such journals as The New Yorker, Harper's, Times Literary Supplement, The New Republic, Commentary, The New Criterion, The New York Review of Books, Encounter, The New York Times Magazine, and Dissent.
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