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Democracy’s Prophet

Alexis de Tocqueville: A Life by Hugh Brogan

Reviewed by Joseph J. Ellis
Washington Post Book World

"Alexis de Tocqueville is a towering figure in 19th-century political thought, on a par with Karl Marx and John Stuart Mill and more prophetic than either of them. It is therefore a bit confounding to realize that, despite all the books and essays about Tocqueville's masterpiece, Democracy in America, there was no full-scale biography in English of the man himself.

Now there is. Hugh Brogan's Alexis de Tocqueville is a magisterial account, 50 years in the making, that follows the precocious French nobleman through the swirling history of post-revolutionary France, the rutted roads of..." Read the entire Washington Post Book World Review.




One Response to "Democracy’s Prophet"

  1.  
    Daniel Francis Bonner April 7th, 2007 at 4:24 pm

    This review, though brief, had me reaching for my pen so I could note the book's name. I'm a sturdy lover of ideas -- the kind I find in your reviews -- and I have at least a year's supply of reading about such things. So I face another banquet once I figure out when to spring for the book.

    Thanks for the chance to voice a word or two.

    DFB

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