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  • QA with Leo Damrosch
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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 United States from 1831-1832 and…

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  • Conversation on Democracy
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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 years. They…

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  • Tocqueville Discussion
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    Tocqueville Discussion

    Professor Kloppenberg appeared as a guest on the David Brunoy show. Kloppenberg talked about the implications and applications of Democracy in America and took audience calls.

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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…

    314 views
  • Sing Sing Prison Documentary
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    Sing Sing Prison Documentary

    Footage from Sing Sing prison was shown. French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville wrote a report on the American prison system during his visit to North America in the 1830s. The first…

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  • Democracy in America Town Hall Meeting
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    Democracy in America Town Hall Meeting

    Before the discussion, Mr. Drescher and Ms. Kraitchman provided background on Tocqueville and the discussions in Pittsburgh and took audience calls, faxes and electronic mail. Members of the…

    338 views
  • Tocqueville Town Meeting Religion  Society
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    Tocqueville Town Meeting: Religion & Society

    After a broadcast of a forum on religion and civil society from October 28, two of the participants responded to comments by broadcast audience members. They talked about the past and present…

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  • Tocqueville Religion and Civil Society
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    Tocqueville, Religion and Civil Society

    Leading scholars discussed the impact of Tocqueville’s writings on religion and society during the 1830s and the roles religion and other issues play in modern America. Dr. Thiemann moderated the…

    328 views
  • 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…

    546 views
  • 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…

    359 views
  • emDemocracy in Americaem
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    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 Mansfield and…

    1,022 views
  • Tocqueville and Native Americans
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    Tocqueville and Native Americans

    The Washington Journal focused on the travels of Alexis de Tocqueville and his observations of Native Americans in northern Michigan and how they relate to today. Video clips were shown of…

    273 views
  • Tocqueville and Equality
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    Tocqueville and Equality

    The panelists discussed Tocqueville’s ideas about equality and democracy from his observations in his book Democracy in America. They examined the reasons that U.S. society has developed relatively…

    332 views
  • Sculpting the Tocqueville Bust
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    Sculpting the Tocqueville Bust

    Mr. Fagan talked about his Tocqueville bust commissioned by C-SPAN. He also took questions from the audience via telephone, fax and electronic mail.

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  • Tocqueville Interpreters Impressions
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    Tocqueville Interpreter's Impressions

    Mr. Lynch talked to a group of students about Tocqueville’s and Beaumont’s trip through the United States. As a Tocqueville interpreter, he then desceibed his ideas of Tocqueville and how…

    71 views
  • Introduction to emDemocracy In Americaem
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    Introduction to Democracy In America

    Professor Ryan wrote the introduction to Alfred Knopf Company’s new edition of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America. He discussed the book, details of Tocqueville’s life, and the…

    545 views
  • Tocqueville in France
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    Tocqueville in France

    The Tocqueville series was launched with a live program from the Normandy, France chateau of the Tocqueville family. Descendants of Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont, Tocqueville scholars and…

    732 views
  • Boston Common
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    Boston Common

    Ms. Liff talked about the role of the Boston Common in Boston life and its evolution into a modern urban park.

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  • emTocqueville on American Characterem
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    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 two-volume Democracy in America, Mr. Ledeen’s…

    258 views
  • Arrow Rock
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    Arrow Rock

    Mr. Dickey talked about Arrow Rock, which was founded in 1829. The Sante Fe Trail began on the other side of the Missouri River from the town.

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