This is an abridgement of Tocqueville and Beaumont in America.
Tocqueville in America This is an abridgement of Tocqueville and Beaumont in America
This is a brilliantly researched book, filled with previously little known facts, and written in an engaging manner, which sweeps you directly into the amazing life of Tocqueville and his companions His original intent to merely study the American penal system was quickly diverted into an obsession with all things American The array of persons he dined with alone competes with where George Washington slept This is a truly great book.
Did not expect much from this book but was pleasantly surprised Interesting story about Tocqueville s and Beaumont s travels through the US There observations seem to be intuitively accurate about American Culture Tocqueville was a natural sociologist, probably one of the first He feared education and didn t u dear stand for decentralized govt amazing the pele that they met, probably all of the famous people of the times of history An interesting read Especially impressed with Beaumont s impress [...]
A modern angle into the interpretation of the foundation of American democracy from a young and fascinated French man This is really the story of a life long friendship amid the political disruptions of France post revolution The book, however, does not delve into the political philosophy of Tocqueville s work, Democracy in America, but instead informs the reader of the events and reflections that brought about that book.
Not an easy read but full of insightful analysis of American culture, society, politics and civilization as observed and interpreted by a French nobleman who traveled through America with a friend in the early 1830 s.
If you love political philosophy and the foundations of representative democracy, then this is one of the best book ever written
Pierson explains who Tocqueville was and how he came to be the most insightful observer of a young America 1830 s.
Fabulous A winter reading outloud First hand accunt of early america.
Interesting book detailing Tocqueville s travels through early U.S Tocqueville s letters mixed with author s writings.