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History Camp Discussions
Thursday, September 22, 2022 @ 8 pm Eastern
Olivier Zunz
The Man Who Understood Democracy: The Life of Alexis de Tocqueville

25-year-old Tocqueville spent only 9- and 1/2-months touring America in 1831-32.  He saw much, he missed much, but he emerged from this trip with a powerful new understanding of modern history as a vital struggle between liberty and equality, and he produced a body of work that has helped Americans and others around the world think of themselves and their society anew.  What Tocqueville found in America, to his surprise, was a society where equality of status at birth (for the white population—Tocqueville, a committed abolitionist, was always clear about that)—could generate liberty for ordinary citizens to realize their potential and achieve their lives.


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