Alexis de Tocqueville


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Noun1.Alexis de Tocqueville - French political writer noted for his analysis of American institutions (1805-1859)
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{magasin = shop; ex-officio = by virtue of his position--Cooper frequently criticized American diplomats for taking on the conservative views of the monarchial governments to which they were accredited; oi polloi = common people, rabble (Greek); de Tocqueville = Alexis de Tocqueville = French writer (1805-1859), famous for his account of American culture, "Democracy in America" (1835 and 1840)--Cooper had provided Tocqueville with letters of introduction for his 1832 American visit, but resented the extreme admiration accorded his book}
Alexis de Tocqueville, who died 160 years ago today, was in his mid-20s when he set out for a nine-month tour of the United States.
In the year 1830, Alexis de Tocqueville came from France to take the measure of our American democracy: "I was surprised to find so much distinguished talent among the subjects, and so little among the heads of government." After crediting our inheritance laws and our educational systems, he concluded: "They have been allowed by their origin, by their intelligence, and especially by their moral feeling, to establish and maintain the sovereignty of the people." Is it any wonder that President Trump admires Vladimir Putin, the most successful tribal chieftain of the day?
Alexis de Tocqueville, Victor Hugo, Karl Marx, Frederick Douglass, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Rosa Luxemburg, and Adolf Hitler were among the many who put their pens to the task.
Alexis De Tocqueville (1805-1859) considered General Andrew Jackson oa man of violent temper and mediocre talentso, who nonetheless became President osolely by the recollection of a victory gained 20 years before.o He also noted the oinconceivable influence which military glory exercises upon the spirit of a nation.o While the most compelling fact driving the perception that military service helps win votes is the large number of veterans who have held office, there are enough examples that undermine that idea.
The Art of Being Free: How Alexis de Tocqueville Can Save Us from Ourselves
All of these questions, and more, receive extended treatment that is divided into three sections: the first examines ancient republicanism as articulated chiefly by Aristotle and Plutarch; the second turns to modern theories of republicanism and the writings of Michel de Montaigne, John Locke, and Francis Hutcheson; the third considers Alexis de Tocqueville and his landmark study, "Democracy in America".
With its design for the Bibliotheque Alexis de Tocqueville in Caen, France, OMA set out to answer the question, "What should the future of books be?" Their concept privileged human interaction over solemn, silent reading rooms, and the resulting building, which opened in January, is a cross-shaped complex with a communal area at its heart.
The 17-year-old reportedly fired at the Alexis de Tocqueville school's headmaster, injuring two people.
She also reminds us of a lesser-known political fact: Alexis de Tocqueville visited the U.S.
Summary: Alexis de Tocqueville, a liberal French aristocrat, visited the United States in 1831 ostensibly to write a study of its "enlightened" prison system (locking people up in solitary confinement like penitent monks was the latest modern idea).

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