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Alexis de Tocqueville: Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville was a French political thinker and historian best known for his works Democracy in America and The Old Regime and the Revolution. In both of these, he analyzed the improved living standards and social conditions of individuals, as well as their relationship to the market and state in Western societies. Democracy in America was published after Tocqueville's travels in the United States, and is today considered an early work of sociology and political science.

  • also known as Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville
  • born on (210 years ago) in Paris
  • nationality: France
  • profession: Lawyer, historian
  • died on (156 years ago) in Cannes
  • written works: "Democracy in America", "The Old Regime and the Revolution", "The Recollections Of Alexis De Tocqueville", "Memoir on Pauperism"

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Google previewEncyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760-1850 (2013)

by Christopher John Murray

Alexis de Tocqueville. Paris: Hachette littérature, 1984. Lamberti, Jean Claude. Tocqueville and the Two Democracies. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1989.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Age of Political Revolutions and New Ideologies, 1760-1815: A-L (2007)

by Gregory Fremont-Barnes

Alexis de Tocqueville was a French social philosopher, political theorist, and historian.

Google previewDictionary of Foreign Quotations (1980)

by Robert Collison

ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE: De la Démocratie en Amérique (French) Juries, above all civil juries, help every citizen to share something of the deliberations that go on in the judge's mind; and itis these very deliberations which best prepare the people to be free. JUSTICE see also Juries, Law, Might. Il existe une loi générale qui a été faite ou du moins adoptée, non pas seulement par la majorité de tel ou tel peuple, mais par la majorité de tous les hommes. Cette loi, c 'est la justice.

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Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith. (Alexis de Tocqueville)
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