adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $14.95

Buy for $14.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Convinced that the American political system was endangered by complacency, demagoguery, party propaganda, and the tyranny of public opinion, James Fenimore Cooper felt compelled to write this minor classic of American political theory. Fascinated with deception, he wrote in order to express "the voice of simple, honest and...fearless truth" on the peculiarities of the American system of government. Among the topics discussed in his 43 chapters are "Republics," "Equality," "Liberty," "Advantages of Democracy," "Disadvantages of Democracy," "Prejudice," "On the Press," "Deportment," "Distinctive American Principles," and "Advantages of Aristocracy." All are discussed from the point of view of a brilliant conservative thinker.
(P)1994 by Blackstone Audiobooks

What listeners say about The American Democrat

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    9
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Interesting book, bad recording.

This is an interesting book and a good overview of the state of USA body politics from a man whose family been involved since day 1. That said the reader is really good, however, this recording is marred by the fact that in the middle of chapter 3, I experience a jump of someone reading this over to someone reading a book about the Vietnam war for about 10mins. I confirmed this wasnt my recording either it is what is uploaded to Audible. Then it jumps back to reading this book. That is why the performance is rated so low. Unsure without comparison to print editions if I missed the chapter details or not.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Performance too fast.

narrator spoke too fast, as if he had some place to be. otherwise a good read.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

textbook material

Is there anything you would change about this book?

atert readers that it is not a story

Would you ever listen to anything by James Fenimore Cooper again?

absolutely--am listening to The Pilot now

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Noah Waterman?

dont know

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

not movie material

Any additional comments?

none