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America after Tocqueville: Democracy against Difference by Harvey Mitchell

By Harvey Mitchell

the US after Tocqueville enhances Harvey Mitchell's prior publication, person selection and the constructions of historical past: Alexis de Tocqueville as Historian Reappraised (1996). This research attracts on Democracy in the United States to check the situation of democracy within the usa in our personal time. 3 features of Americanism tell Harvey Mitchell's e-book, and can't be separated from Tocqueville's attention of the 3 races. First, he addresses tensions within the usa among principles of equality and a political procedure that attempts to maintain it inside of bounds. He turns to the connection among the program and the dynamics of yankee capitalism. and he analyses the standards for inclusion and exclusion in American existence. total, he asks if american citizens have surrendered to what Tocqueville known as the materialization of lifestyles; if that compromise skill their abandonment in their unique non secular quest; and, in the event that they are so one can an intensive alienation from politics.

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