The Tocqueville Program Furman University

Every year, the Tocqueville Program sponsors a course and brings prominent scholars and public intellectuals to Furman's campus with the aim encouraging serious and open engagement with the moral questions at the heart of political life.

The program takes its name from Alexis de Tocqueville, perhaps the greatest student of modern democracy, who understood both the difficulty and the necessity of reminding citizens of a decent and prosperous regime about questions of truth, nobility and eternity. These questions are not always comfortable to discuss and are never easily resolved; but, as Tocqueville understood, these questions cannot be ignored by human beings who seek to live lives of freedom and dignity.





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