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 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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Michael A. Ledeen Resident Scholar American Enterprise Institute
Mark Skousen President Foundation for Economic Education
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