Tocqueville's Road Map: Methodology, Liberalism, Revolution, and Despotism
One of the country's foremost Tocqueville scholars, Roger Boesche has gathered together his writings on Tocqueville from the last quarter century. These essays focus on specific aspects of Tocqueville's political thought: the methodology that Tocqueville brought to his historical and political writings allowing him to predict so well; his assumptions about what constitutes a revolution; his conviction that democracy and commerce at times work against each other; why Tocqueville's thought defies our modern political classifications; his fear of a qualitatively new kind of despotism; and Tocqueville's predictions for the future compared to those of Nietzsche, Arendt, and others. Tocqueville's Road Map is a long overdue addition to Tocqueville scholarship that will find an audience amongst scholars of political thought and history.
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Given the resurgence of interest in the political thought of Tocqueville, and the ideological nature of the major streams of interpretation that have emerged, this balanced collection of articles by ... Read full review
The explanation of Tocqueville's concept related to the society of the book is very unique.
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The Strange Liberalism of Alexis de Tocqueville
Tocqueville on the Tension between Commerce and Citizenship
Why Did Tocqueville Think a Successful Revolution Was Impossible?
The Dark Side of Tocqueville On War and Empire
Hedonism and Nihilism The Predictions of Tocqueville and Nietzsche