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This is a new translation of Tocqueville's last masterpiece, written in 1851. Best known as the author of Democracy in America, Tocqueville focuses here on the meaning and origin of the French ... Read full review
Really enjoyed this book. There were a few slow sections but overall, it was a great combination of history and political theory. I'm not sure how Tocqueville reads in French, but this translation was excellent. I went into this book expecting to learn a lot about the French revolution, but I learned a lot about Feudalism broadly speaking across Europe. The political theory is more anecdotal than systematic, but I found it very insightful in places. And finally, there were so many times when I couldn't help but see the parallels to our own government in our own time. In short, you get a well-written history lesson, with some trenchant observations about political theory, that remains relevant to today. Recommended for anyone who enjoys history or political theory.