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  • Tocqueville and Liberalism
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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 and Conservatism
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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 the…

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  • Tocqueville and Socialism
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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 the conflict between…

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  • Leadership in America
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    Leadership in America

    Mr. Gergen moderated a forum titled “America’s Best Leaders: How do they lead? Where are they taking us?” Among the issues addressed by panelists were definitions of leadership in American…

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  • Community Building and Civic Engagement
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    Community Building and Civic Engagement

    Panelists discussed the report, “Better Together,” published by a seminar on civic engagement in America. They talked about the increased isolation of persons from their neighbors and the…

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  • Tocqueville and Aristocracy
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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 Aristotle…

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