Tocqueville: Democracy in America

from  In Our Time

Mar 22, 2018

 

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) and his examination of the American democratic system. He wrote De La Démocratie en Amérique in two parts, published in 1835 and 1840, when France was ruled by the July Monarchy of Louis-Philippe. Tocqueville was interested in how aspects of American democracy, in the age of President Andrew Jackson, could be applied to Europe as it moved away from rule by monarchs and aristocrats. His work has been revisited by politicians ever s...more

Pastime is not the owner of the podcast content presented on this page. Pastime is not affiliated with nor endorses this content. © 2017 Pastime