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    Q&A with Leo Damrosch

    Leo Damrosch talked about his book Tocqueville’s Discovery of America (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010). He followed Alexis de Tocqueville’s nine-month travels throughout the…

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    Book Discussion on Tocqueville on American Character

    Mr. Ledeen talked about his book Tocqueville on American Character, published by St. Martin’s Press. Based on Alexis de Tocqueville’s reflections in the…

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    Book Discussion on Democracy in America

    Political philosopher Professor Mansfield talked about his translation of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America, published by the University of Chicago Press. Professor…

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    Book Discussion on Tocqueville on American Character

    Panel members discussed Mr. Ledeen’s book Tocqueville on American Character, published by St. Martin’s Press. The book examines Alexis de Tocqueville’s…

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    Book Discussion on Traveling Tocqueville's America

    Ms. Bentzel and Mr. Farkas discussed C-SPAN’s publication, Traveling Tocqueville’s America, which retraced C-SPAN’s 17-state tour, inspired by…

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    U.S. Politics

    Mr. Barone talked about contemporary American politics and trends which are taking place and how they reflect the writings of Alexis de Tocqueville. Following his prepared…

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    Traveling Tocqueville's America Video

    This narrated video shows a C-SPAN School Bus tour in 1997-1998, retracing the journey of Alexis de Tocqueville through the U.S. and Canada in 1831-1832. It was after his journey that…

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    Open Phones

    Mr. Dabney and Mr. Debs talked about their experiences in Paris as winners of the Tocqueville teachers contest. Then audience members talked about current news stories of…

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    Tocqueville Contest Winners

    The winners of C-SPAN’s Tocqueville contest appeared in the Washington Journal studio. They talked about the inspiration for their winning entries and responded to audience…

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    Tocqueville and Aristocracy

    Political scientists and historians from the U.S. and Europe talked about the philosophies of Alexis de Tocqueville, questioning how much of a democrat he was and how much the philosopher…

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    Tocqueville and Socialism

    The panel talked about the philosophy of Alexis de Tocqueville. They compared his writings to those of Rousseau and Marx, along with other contemporary thinkers. They focused on…

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    Tocqueville and Conservatism

    Tocqueville scholars discussed the conservative ideas in Democracy in America. They examined how Tocqueville’s ideas compare with late 20th century U.S. and European conservatism and…

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    Conversation on Democracy

    Scholars and public figures talked about Alexis de Tocqueville and the impact his book, Democracy in America, has had on the political discourse of the United States over the…

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    Tocqueville and Liberalism

    Professors from the United States and western Europe discussed the impact of the writings of Alexis de Tocqueville as they relate to liberalism. They debated whether Tocqueville was a…

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    Tocqueville in Historical Perspective

    Professor Kammen talked about the various interpretations of Tocqueville’s ideas and how they are used and misused. He examined why U.S. leaders have consistently reacted very…

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    Tocqueville Discussion

    Dr. Kammen talked about Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America and what the book means to the nation and why it is still cited as an important work in modern times. He…

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    Steamboating Down the Ohio

    Passengers aboard the Steamboat The Delta Queen read passages from Tocqueville and commented on the meaning of democracy and equality today.

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    Tocqueville and the Role of Women

    Pittsburgh students and other community members discussed Alexis de Tocqueville and the role of women in U.S. society, including Tocqueville’s observations of women in 1830s America.

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    Gender and Democracy in America

    A group of citizens from Calvert County, MD, convened to talk about the role of gender in democracy. They talked about some of the concepts Tocqueville utilized in his book Democracy…

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    Tocqueville Contest Winners

    Some of the winning entries in the Tocqueville contest were profiled and several winners talked about their entries by telephone.

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