Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis de Tocqueville was a French political thinker and historian best known for his works 'Democracy in America' and 'The Old Regime and the Revolution'. He analyzed the improved living standards and social conditions of individuals, as well as their relationship to the market and state in Western societies.


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  1. 1. Democracy in America

    This influential book offers an in-depth analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of 19th century American democracy. The author, a French political thinker, provides a detailed examination of the democratic process and its impact on society, politics, and the economy. The work highlights the importance of civil society, local institutions, and the spirit of equality in ensuring the stability of democracy. It also delves into the dangers of majority tyranny, the potential for democratic despotism, and the critical role of religion and morality in sustaining a democratic nation.

    The 215th Greatest Book of All Time