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Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction

Harvey Mansfield

June 2010

ISBN: 9780195175394

136 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99

A study of the thought and works of Alexis de Tocqueville written by one of the premier political scientists of our time. Exploring his observations of contemporary democratic politics and his predictions for the triumph and pitfalls of democracy in the future, the volume features the new liberalism of Tocqueville's masterpiece, Democracy in America.

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A study of the thought and works of Alexis de Tocqueville written by one of the premier political scientists of our time. Exploring his observations of contemporary democratic politics and his predictions for the triumph and pitfalls of democracy in the future, the volume features the new liberalism of Tocqueville's masterpiece, Democracy in America.

  • Presents Tocqueville compactly and coherently as the author of a new liberalism
  • Introduces Tocqueville to readers unfamiliar with his work, who see him cited constantly in the media

About the Author(s)

Harvey Mansfield, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Government, Harvard

Harvey C. Mansfield is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Government at Harvard University and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He translated Tocqueville's Democracy in America into English and has written such books as Manliness and Machiavelli's Virtue. He was awarded the National Humanities Medal and delivered the 2007 Jefferson Lecture for the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Reviews

"He accomplishes precisely what volume of this sort ought to: an accessible synthesis of the author's work that serves both as an introduction and as a provocative study in its own right." - TLS d

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