America After Tocqueville
Democracy Against Difference
By (author) Harvey Mitchell
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America After Tocqueville by Harvey Mitchell
Book DescriptionAmerica after Tocqueville complements Harvey Mitchell's previous book, Individual Choice and the Structures of History: Alexis de Tocqueville as Historian Reappraised (1996). This study draws on Democracy in America to study the condition of democracy in the United States in our own time. Three aspects of Americanism inform Harvey Mitchell's book, and cannot be separated from Tocqueville's consideration of the three races. First, he addresses tensions in the United States between ideas of equality and a political system that tries to keep it within bounds. He turns to the relationship between this system and the dynamics of American capitalism. and he analyses the criteria for inclusion and exclusion in American life. Overall, he asks if Americans have surrendered to what Tocqueville called the materialization of life; if that compromise means their abandonment of their original spiritual quest; and, if they are on the way to a radical alienation from politics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521030243
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Harvey Mitchell
Voltaire's Jews and Modern Jewish Identity, Paperback (March 2014)
In this book Harvey Mitchell re-examines the nature of Voltaire's hostility to Jews by analysing the Enlightenment, its role as a source of modern Anti-Semitism, and its shaping of modern Jewish identity.
Individual Choice and the Structures of History, Paperback (February 2006)
A perceptive study of de Tocqueville's works, revealing his deep involvement with the philosophy of history.
America after Tocqueville, Hardback (September 2002)» View all books by Harvey Mitchell
Mitchell's study uses Tocqueville's Democracy in America to address current tensions in American democracy.
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