Democracy in America

by de Tocqueville, Alexis | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0451628012 Global Overview for this book
Registered by krin511 of Olney, Maryland USA on 9/23/2023
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Journal Entry 1 by krin511 from Olney, Maryland USA on Saturday, September 23, 2023
"Over a hundred years ago, Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French nobleman and an astute political scientist, came to the United States to appraise the meaning and actual functioning of democracy in order to understand how it might serve to supplant the outworn aristocratic regions in Europe.

Journal Entry 2 by krin511 at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Maryland USA on Saturday, September 23, 2023

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Journal Entry 3 by wing6of8wing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Sunday, September 24, 2023
I have always thought about this book as one that I should probably read given that I am a lawyer. But I was always worried it would be too judgmental. Also dry. At this point, as we are about to have a government shutdown because the rabidly fascist Republicans are mad at the only moderately fascist Republicans for not being mean enough to Joe Biden and to poor people and minorities, I don't know that it is possible to be too judgmental. The promotional blurb inside the front cover mentions that it discusses "the advantages and dangers of the majority rule which he thought could be just as tyrannical as the rule of the aristocracy." I wonder what he would have to say about our current predicament, where the entire country is being held hostage by about 10 Congresscritters who are doing everything in their power to restore a would-be tyrant to power and undo democracy.

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