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More Than Kings and Less Than Men

Tocqueville on the Promise and Perils of Democratic Individualism



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More Than Kings and Less Than Men by L. Joseph Hebert
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This book explains why Tocqueville saw the central task of modern statesmanship as combating 'individualism,' a type of civic apathy that he thought capable of robbing modern citizens of human virtue and issuing in a historically unprecedented form of despotism. It looks in depth at the mechanisms he proposed for avoiding the perils and securing the promise of democracy in his own day, and discusses how Tocqueville's insights might be applied in our own time.

Author Biography

L. Joseph Hebert, Jr. is associate professor of Political Science at St. Ambrose University and specializes in civil, common, and constitutional law.
Release date Australia
January 25th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Lexington Books
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