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… read more

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 two-volume Democracy in America, Mr. Ledeen’s book concentrates on Tocqueville’s assessment of the people he met while visiting the United States in 1831. He discussed Tocqueville’s opinion that, while Americans had many admirable qualities, they were prone to selfishness and an unhealthy reliance on government. Mr. Ledeen took questions from the audience following his remarks. close

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Book Discussion on Tocqueville on American Character

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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Aug 26, 2002
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Nov 2, 2002

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  • Aug 26, 2002 | 3:29am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 01, 2002 | 4:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 02, 2002 | 6:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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