Alexis de Tocqueville and Conservative Concepts
Political analyst Michael Barone talked about the tensions inherent in the American identity and the threat of social dislocation. He… read more
Political analyst Michael Barone talked about the tensions inherent in the American identity and the threat of social dislocation. He examined the writings and observations of the 19th-Century French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville, focusing on Tocqueville’s conceptions of liberty, equality, and community. Tocqueville is best known for his two-volume work Democracy in America, based on his travels around America in the 1830s.
“The Fragility of Ordered Liberty: Tocqueville and Conservative Conceptions of Liberty, Equality, and Community” was the fourth lecture in the Conservative Intellectual Tradition seminar at the Citadel led by Mallory Factor, holder of the Governor John C. West Chair in American Government. close
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