Alexis de Tocqueville was the author of two masterpieces, Democracry in America and The Old Regime and the Revolution. In this volume, Alan S. Kahan, one of the world's leading authorities on Tocqueville's work, presents an accessible and rigorous account of the French author's ideas set in the context of his life and times. It sets out the essential tensions and ambiguities in Tocqueville's thought and analyzes the idea that made him such a compelling and insightful thinker.

Alexis De Tocqueville 2013, Continuum Publishing Corporation, New York

ISBN-13: 9781441173270

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Alexis de Tocqueville 2009, Continuum, New York

ISBN-13: 9780826483133

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