This course was excellent. The most interesting thing to me was that a Frenchman who visited America in 1831 could offer insights about my country that are highly relevant more than 180 years later. It is clear that Alexis de Tocqueville was brilliant and a tremendous observer to have perceived so much in a relatively short visit.
From the course description:
How is it possible that perhaps the greatest book about U.S. democracy ever written was penned by a Frenchman visiting this country 175 years ago? Why is it still relevant in today’s ever-changing political landscape?
Now you can draw your own conclusions as you join Professor William R. Cook for a spirited exploration of Alexis de Tocqueville and his unique observations of this young nation that resulted in the two volumes of Democracy in America.
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