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    • Democracy in America

    • By: Alexis de Tocqueville
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 34 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat and civil servant, made a nine-month journey through the eastern United States. The result was Democracy in America, a monumental study of the strengths and weaknesses of the nation’s evolving politics. His insightful work has become one of the most influential political texts ever written on America.

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    • Most Listenable, if not the Best Translation

    • By Michael Allen on 10-04-13

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    • Democracy in America

    • By: Alexis de Tocqueville
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
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    "I confess that in America I saw more than America,” he said; “I sought the image of democracy itself, with its inclinations, its character, its prejudices, and its passions, in order to learn what we have to fear or hope from its progress." His resulting work, the classic Democracy in America, proved so insightful and prophetic that it continues to command the attention of historians, scholars, and politicians today.

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    • A CLASSIC, BUT TOUGH GOING

    • By Mimi Routh on 11-29-12

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    • Democracy in America (Excerpts)

    • By: Alexis de Tocqueville
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
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    Alexis de Tocqueville's renowned analysis of American democracy still has relevance today. In 1831 de Tocqueville was sent to America by the French government to study the U.S. penal system, but his real aim was to observe a democratic republic firsthand to see if such an entity could function with dignity and humanity. His travels, which took him to the cities of the Northeast, to the frontier and the Great Lakes, down the Mississippi and through the South, showed him a great deal about the United States. In 1834, he wrote Democracy in America, in which he examines the advantages and pitfalls of democracy, the conditions and conflicts among the races, and the movements that grip the country.

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    • Miserable Audio Quality

    • By Joseph on 10-27-09

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    • Ethique et politique

    • By: Alexis de Tocqueville
    • Narrated by: Rémi Pous
    • Length: 55 mins
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    Alexis de Tocqueville est célèbre pour ses analyses de la révolution française, de la démocratie américaine et de l'évolution des démocraties occidentales en général...

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    • Mémoire sur le paupérisme

    • By: Alexis Tocqueville
    • Narrated by: Fabienne Prost
    • Length: 58 mins
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    Alexis-Henri-Charles Clérel, vicomte de Tocqueville, né à Paris en 1805 et mort à Cannes en 1859, est un philosophe politique et un historien. Il est le précurseur de la sociologie. Toute l'œuvre de Tocqueville repose sur la foi qu'il a pour le progrès de l'égalité et des conditions entre les êtres humains.

    Regular price: $7.74