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Tocqueville and His America: A Darker Horizon

Arthur Kaledin


This book offers an original combination of biography, character study, and wide-ranging analysis of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America, bringing new light to that classic work. It examines the relation between Tocqueville's complicated inner life, his self-imagination, and his moral thought, and the meaning of his enduring writings, leading to a new understanding of Tocqueville's view of democratic culture and democratic politics. With particular emphasis on Tocqueville's prescient anticipation of various threats to liberty, social unity, and truly democratic politics in America pos ... More

Keywords: inner life, Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, self-imagination, moral thought, democratic politics, liberty, social unity, democratic culture

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780300119312
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300119312.001.0001


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Arthur Kaledin, author

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Part I Triple-Alienated Man

Part II The Calling of Politics

Part III Writing Democracy in America

Part IV Tocqyevule's America

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