America after Tocqueville: Democracy against Difference by Harvey Mitchell

By Harvey Mitchell

the US after Tocqueville enhances Harvey Mitchell's prior booklet, person selection and the buildings of historical past: Alexis de Tocqueville as Historian Reappraised (1996). This learn attracts on Democracy in the USA to review the of democracy within the usa in our personal time. 3 features of Americanism tell Harvey Mitchell's publication, 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 bounds. He turns to the connection among the program and the dynamics of yankee capitalism. and he analyses the factors for inclusion and exclusion in American lifestyles. total, he asks if americans have surrendered to what Tocqueville known as the materialization of lifestyles; if that compromise potential their abandonment in their unique non secular quest; and, in the event that they are so as to a thorough alienation from politics.

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