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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

    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

    Professor James 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

    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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    Sing Sing Prison Documentary

    C-SPAN visited Sing Sing Prison located in Ossining, New York for an unedited look at modern prison life. French Aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville visited Sing Sing Prison in 1831 as…

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    Democracy in America Town Hall Meeting

    History professor Seymour Drescher and Tocqueville discussion series director Marilyn Crouch-Kraitchman provided background on Alexis de Tocqueville before members of the Vintage Retirement…

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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 Michael J. Sandel, Government Professor, HARVARD UNIVERSITY and Ronald Thiemann, Dean, HARVARD…

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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 democracy, religion and other issues play in modern America. Dr. Thiemann moderated the…

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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

    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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    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…

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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…

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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…

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    Sculpting the Tocqueville Bust

    Chas 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 Interpreter's Impressions

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

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    Introduction to Democracy In America

    Professor and Author Alan 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…

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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…

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    Boston Common

    The C-SPAN School Bus visited Boston Common in Boston, Massachusetts, and learned about its role in Boston life and its evolution into a modern urban park.

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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…

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    Arrow Rock

    Michael Dickey talked about Arrow Rock, Missouri which was founded in 1829. The Santa Fe Trail began on the other side of the Missouri River from the town. This interview took place when…

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