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Democracy"s ordeal in America

Edgar Litt

Democracy"s ordeal in America

a guide to political theory and action.

by Edgar Litt

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  • 25 Currently reading

Published by Dryden Press in Hinsdale, Ill .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.,
    • United States -- Economic policy -- 1971-1981.,
    • United States -- Social policy.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJK271 .L539
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 263 p.
      Number of Pages263
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5411866M
      ISBN 100030829712
      LC Control Number73002796
      OCLC/WorldCa804169

      He insists that Americans have little concern for philosophy or abstract ideas, preferring simplicity and directness. The faithful Popoff was there, and Miss Dare also ran in to pass an hour with her dear Sybil; but as she passed the whole evening in a corner with Popoff, she must have been disappointed in her object. Lord Skye had run the risk of making two blunders; of offending the Senator from New York by neglecting his wife, and the Senator from Illinois by engrossing the attention of Mrs. As Patterson notes, "Political thinking takes place within the context of a person's political interests and values, which can lead equally thoughtful individuals to reach opposing opinions on the same issue. So what does de Tocqueville predict will be the end outcome once the solicitants are no longer satisfied by the provisions of the federal government?

      Tocqueville begins his expedition with a description of the shifting social circumstances, as the social and economical standing of men have become more equal unlike its aristocratic predecessor which is slowly disappearing. Only farmers owned land. Sybil was a simple and devout worshipper at the ritualistic altar; she bent humbly before the Paulist fathers. Lee turned to Carrington as though she had been reflecting deeply and had at length reached a decision. Quite another sort of person was Mr. She had read voraciously and promiscuously one subject after another.

      To forward these two interests and to watch over Miss Ross's welfare, he made periodical visits to Washington, where he closeted himself with committee-men and gave expensive dinners to members of Congress. They disembarked the ship in New York City in May of and spent the next nine months touring the country. When he was gone, she walked up and down the room and thought. Materialism Situation of women[ edit ] Tocqueville was one of the first social critics to examine the situation of U. Equally, in dismissing the country's interest in science as limited to pedestrian applications for streamlining the production of material goods, he failed to imagine America's burgeoning appetite for pure scientific research and discovery.


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Lee soon became popular. And, was on the side of racial segregation. If he takes either it will be the Treasury, for he is a desperate political manager, and will want the patronage for the next national convention. In ten minutes Mrs. Everywhere men betray trusts both public and private, steal money, run away with public funds.

Lee's parlour; but, after all, they are able to describe themselves better than any poor novelist can describe them.

Democratic ages are periods of experiment, innovation, and adventure. After talking of Herbert Spencer for an entire evening with a very literary transcendental commission-merchant, she could not see that her time had been better employed than when in former days she had passed it in flirting with a very agreeable young stock-broker; indeed, there was an evident proof to the contrary, for the flirtation might lead to something—had, in fact, led to marriage; while the philosophy could lead to nothing, unless it were perhaps to another evening of the same kind, because transcendental philosophers are mostly elderly men, usually married, and, when engaged in business, somewhat apt to be sleepy towards evening.

Alexis could not serve under a man who would be a despot. What did they do with their money? Because there are fewer distinctions of class, a man must convince a woman of his love before she will marry him.

Democracy in America

Lee laughed good-naturedly, and sent him away as soon as she could. She, however, scorned the idea of falsehood. But, people who relocated to America shared a common language, English. I believe in it because it appears to me the inevitable consequence of what has gone before it. He regretted to decline Mr.

To let it accumulate was to own one's failure; Mrs. But, the punishment, through this measure, can only be removal from office. When in a solemn mood, he talked as though he were practising for the ear of a college debating society, and with a still worse effect on the patience; but with all this he was useful, always bubbling with the latest political gossip, and deeply interested in the fate of party stakes.

Madeleine was indescribable; Sybil was transparent. Had they looked out for themselves too? In the present condition of the public business he found it impossible to spare the time for such amusements.

In aristocracies, the sovereigns are more likely to bribe the people, while in democracy, it is the opposite. In New England criminal law was based on biblical codes. In America, the freest and enlightened people are also the most religious.

Alexis feels that the taxes in France are higher because they must maintain a larger army, but the waste of money in the United States is much greater.

Lee was, and a little alarmed at the roughness of Ratcliffe's treatment, she could not blame the Prairie Giant, as she ought, who, after knocking poor French down, rolled him over and over in the mud.

Especially in regards to English citizens and Arabs. Knopf edited and with an extensive historical essay by Phillips Bradley. Lee, you would visit the Observatory with me some evening, and look at Sirius.

I am always content where there is much corruption, and ma parole d'honneur! You have gone about peddling your wooden nutmegs until you have got yourself into Congress, and now you pull them out of your pockets and not only want us to take them at your own price, but you lecture us on our sins if we don't.Democracy in America Summary Next.

Author’s Introduction. Alexis de Tocqueville begins Democracy in America by discussing present-day conditions in his own nation, France. Although France—and Europe in general—have long been home to aristocratic monarchies (where a king and queen rule but an aristocratic class also retains power and.

May 19,  · Demoncracy in American is a classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville. Its title translates as On Democracy in America, but English translations are usually simply entitled Democracy in America.

In the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he believed had been occurring over the previous several hundred years/5. Feb 12,  · There are, for example, 1, government servants for every 1,00, residents.

The United States of America has 7, The Central government, with million employees, thus has serving every 1,00, population, against the United States federal government’s Democracy for America Maricopa County DFAMC, Phoenix, Arizona. likes. Volunteer Group Promoting Progressive Democratic Candidates, Ideas and Values/5(3).

” ‘Democracy in America’ will continue to be read with profit as long as the United States survives as a republic and, indeed, as long as democracy endures. It deserves faithful translators, careful expositors and insightful commentators.

In Mansfield and Winthrop it has found them.”–Robert P. George, Times Literary Supplement/5(24). Introduction This is a study guide for the book Democratie en Amérique (published in two volumes, the first in and the second in ) is a classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville.

A "literal" translation of its title is Of Democracy in America, but the usual translation of the title is simply Democracy in America. In the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution that he.