Alexis de Tocqueville: A Life Paperback – April 1, 2008
Alexis de Tocqueville: A Life Paperback – April 1, 2008. by. Hugh Brogan (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. In this country, Alexis de Tocqueville is most famous for his epic Democracy in America, but he and his family also lived an eventful life in Tocqueville's home country of France, with its momentous upheavals and changes in the late eighteenth and early-to-mid nineteenth centuries. Hugh Brogan chronicles the life of one of the greatest political philosophers of the modern age in this volume. Brogan begins by examining Tocqueville's family background and how the convulsions of the age shaped it.
Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America. Worldly Wisdom: Great Books and the Meanings of Life. Lnahma, MD: Lexington Books, 2006. Alexis De Tocqueville. London: Profile Books, and New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006. Savannah, GA: Frederic C. Beil, 2008.
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The book offers much more in addition to the life of Alexis de Tocqueville. There is a depth of analysis of Tocqueville's writings, Hugh Brogan also recreates the politics and the society of Tocqueville's times in France and, thanks to Tocqueville's travels, briefly in other places. Alexis de Tocqueville: A Life is an immense achievement. Citation: Jan Ruzicka.
Alexis de Tocqueville was one of the greatest political thinkers of all time. Born a French aristocrat, he lost nearly his entire family in the Reign of Terror, and he spent most of his adult life struggling for liberty under the unsuccessful regimes of nineteenth-century France. At age twenty-five he travelled to America and encountered democracy for the first time.
Americans generally quote Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in. .Tocqueville’s life is always a pulsing intellectual and political drama.
Americans generally quote Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America as a way of patting themselves on the back. Tocqueville’s first volume, published at the end of 1834 after a nine-month tour of the New World, was the first great study of American institutions and political culture. In an erudite and combative new biography, he presents many of Tocqueville’s misgivings about democracy as specious and reactionary.
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Throughout his life, Alexis de Tocqueville enjoyed the many, though diminished, privileges that noble families retained after the Revolution, and he wrote a famous book entitled L’Ancien Régime et la Révolution. Tocqueville was democracy’s prophet, champion and proselytizer. Yet, from his childhood to his death in 1859, he was, from his head to his toes, a nobleman, and always conscious of his and his peers’ aristocratic rights. His family strongly supported the Bourbon kings.