This new abridged translation of Democracy in America reflects the rich Tocqueville scholarship of the past forty years, and restores chapters central to Tocqueville's analysis absent from previous abridgments--including his discussions of enlightened self-interest and the public's influence on ethical standards. Judicious notes and a thoughtful Introduction offer aids to the understanding of a masterpiece of nineteenth-century social thought that continues in our own day to illuminate debates about the roles of liberty and equality in American life.
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.; June 2000
- ISBN: 9781603848572
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- Title: Democracy in America
- Author: Alexis De Tocqueville; Sanford Kessler (ed.); Stephen D. Grant (trans.)
Imprint: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.