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… 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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Tocqueville on American Character

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Program ID:
170215-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
First Aired:
Aug 26, 2002 | 3:29am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Nov 02, 2002 | 6:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • 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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