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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

De Tocqueville said the first volume of Democracy in America was more about America, the second more about democracy. The introduction by Mansfield and Winthrop, the translators and editors of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - carterchristian1 - LibraryThing

Years ago I took a readings class at Geoergia State University on Jacksonian democracy and this was our first assignment. It is amazing how fresh this book is. It makes you want to say out loud, as an America, "hey this is us, it is really US". Read full review

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User Review  - mentormom - LibraryThing

Written over 150 years ago, Democracy In America is even more important and compelling today than it was then. This past fall, I had the opportunity to teach a Government class for my college. My ... Read full review

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User Review  - Wprecht - LibraryThing

If you want to read about how a pompous, arrogant ass of a Frenchman viewed ‘the Great Experiement’ in Democracy, read this book. Otherwise, skip it. I had to read it in a government class as an ... Read full review

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User Review  - Smiley - LibraryThing

What Tocqueville has to say about the American character is still mostly true, but his observations of our political institutions have been supplanted by the welfare state and our role in world empire ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carolfoasia - LibraryThing

Loved this! It was so interesting to read an outsiders perspective of America in between the American Revolution and Civil War. Read full review

look back to look forward

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foresight is rooted in hindsight. read this book to understand what is happening today and what could happen tomorrow. Read full review

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User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

Never trust a native to tell you about his own country. Tocqueville describes the Americans in useful ways. Read full review

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