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Very Good in Very Good jacket. 0813917786 Dust jacket condition: Very Good. Some minor discoloration along the edge of the jacket. In excellent condition apart from that. With his lifelong examination of the relation between freedom and equality in modern societies, Alexis de Tocqueville is the most widely shared icon of Franco-American political culture. Indeed, his work has enjoyed classical status in America and is frequently cited by scholars, pundits, and politicians, both liberal and conservative. But to cite Tocqueville is not necessarily to understand him. Until now, his American readers have not been in a position to recognize the extent to which, even when his ostensible subject was America, Tocqueville was engaging in hotly contested debates about French society and politics. Francoise Melonio's Tocqueville and the French allows for a clearer understanding of Tocqueville's writings by supplying their missing French context, from the time he wrote Democracy in America and The Old Regime and the French Revolution to the present. The subject of much praise when they first appeared, his books were relegated to obscurity in France from 1880 to 1950. Amid modern developments in the social sciences, he was reduced to an outmoded harbinger of the republican struggle. Today, Tocqueville's status in French intellectual circles has again been transformed. His foretelling of the dangers of nationalism, rampant socialism, and modern individualism has elevated him to the level of prophet. 300 pages.
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