Alexis de Tocqueville


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French political writer noted for his analysis of American institutions (1805-1859)

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Alexis de Tocqueville, "Memoir on Pauperism," in Tocqueville and Beaumont on Social Reform, ed.
Tykeson was the first Lane County United Way campaign leader to reach $1 million in contributions, Pryor said, as well as being instrumental in expanding the Alexis de Tocqueville Society of United Way by providing $150,000 in matching dollars over three years.
According to the BBC, Carey has been included on the longlist for his latest novel Parrot and Oliver in America, which is said to be inspired by travels made around the US in the 1830s by the French historian Alexis de Tocqueville.
Nearly two centuries ago, Alexis de Tocqueville warned against the growth of the centralising, paternalistic state, "an immense and tutelary power" that would ultimately spare its people "all the care of thinking and all the trouble of living".
But as Alexis de Tocqueville said: "we must face the future with that salutary fear which makes us watch and fight and not that kind of ill horror and laziness that weakens our hearts and empties them".
The Alexis de Tocqueville Lectures on American Politics.
Or may be perhaps as Alexis de Tocqueville observed that C[pounds sterling]the greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.
Much like a contemporary Alexis de Tocqueville, Mark Laita has traveled far and wide to capture the essence of American culture, combing the land for subjects who "wear their occupation, lifestyle or region's burden on their faces and bodies.
The recent resurgence of antidemocratic attitudes makes it more urgent than ever that our nation reengage with a fundamental question: Does the American way of life require a participatory democracy and an engaged citizenry, as Alexis de Tocqueville observed in the 1830s when he wrote, "The political activity that pervades the United States must be seen in order to be understood.
So, the history of ECD in America is not just a way into the politics of the folk, it permits a re-examination of left-liberal political culture in America and the prevailing wisdom about associational life, advanced by Alexis de Tocqueville in the 1840s and the political scientist Robert Putnam more recently, as the quintessential democratic experience.
When Alexis de Tocqueville came to America in the early years of the nineteenth century he was impressed above all by American democracy and religious faith.
As Alexis de Tocqueville keenly observed in his seminal study Democracy in America, "the advantages of equality are felt immediately" and "offers its pleasures free," but "political liberty occasionally gives sublime pleasure to a few.
From the writings of Gustave de Beaumont and Alexis de Tocqueville in 1833 to the present, the history of penitentiaries reflects the dynamic interplay between two equally compelling societal urges: the urge to punish and the urge to rehabilitate.
When French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville toured the young American republic in 1831, he was amazed at the degree of religious freedom and interfaith harmony he found.
Three years before Dickens penned A Christmas Carol Alexis de Tocqueville first coined the word "individualism" to describe Americans' habit of retreating into hearth and home.