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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.