Democracy in America

Alexis de Tocqueville

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Democracy in America (De la démocratie en Amérique) is a classic work by French writer Alexis de Tocqueville. In it, Tocqueville examines the democratic system and its implications for society, politics, and individual freedom in the United States. He explores various aspects of American society, including its political institutions, culture, economy, and the role of religion. Tocqueville's observations highlight both the strengths and weaknesses of democracy, discussing topics such as the tyranny of the majority, the importance of civil associations, and the potential for despotism in democratic societies. Overall, Democracy in America offers insightful analysis and reflections on the nature of democracy and its impact on the American way of life.

Part of the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Great Books of the Western World set.

This book has 328,181 words, 542 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published 1835-1840. This translation by Henry Reeve was first published in 1848.

Production notes: This ebook of Democracy in America was published by Global Grey in 2020, and updated on the 27th February 2024. The artwork used for the cover is 'John Hancock' by John Singleton Copley.

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