Democracy in America Tocqueville Program Furman

This year, the Tocqueville Program will continue its thorough examination of our namesake's masterpiece, Democracy in America (1835).  With its piercing observations, uncanny predictions, and judicious judgments about all things American and democratic, Tocqueville's book has come to be regarded by many as both "the best book ever written on democracy and the best book ever written on America."  But Democracy in America is much more than a book about politics, and contains nothing less than a comprehensive investigation of the effects of democracy on the human soul.  This year's course and lecture series will examine the lessons we still have to learn from Tocqueville about our country, our regime, and ourselves.

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