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Author Kaledin, Arthur, 1930-

Title Tocqueville and his America : a darker horizon / Arthur Kaledin.

Imprint New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 TOCQUEVILLE,A KAL    Available
Description xxxv, 440 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 421-428) and index.
Contents Introduction: A brief life of Alexis de Tocqueville -- Part I: Triple-alienated man -- Identity in a time of historical transition -- Class: between two worlds -- Intimacy -- Ambition -- Melancholy -- Skeptical romantic -- Skeptical philosophe -- Skepticism and religion: "une ombre vaine" -- Doubt and the will to believe -- Exile: voiceless in Cannes -- Part II: The calling of politics -- Vocation: politics as calling--Tocqueville's "beau rêve" -- Vocation: the responsibilities of political leaders -- The Dead Sea of politics -- Tocqueville's aristocratic liberalism -- Part III: Writing Democracy in America -- A moral landscape -- A moral history -- Escape -- The new world: fable, romance, history -- Tocqueville in the wilderness -- Transformations -- Beginning Democracy in America -- Influences: voices in the tower -- Writing as moral act -- History as moral drama -- The birth of a book -- Part IV: Tocqueville's America -- Tocqueville's American notebooks and Democracy in America -- Traveling through the new republic with Tocqueville and Beaumont -- Democratic religion: mad messiahs and chaste women -- Class in an egalitarian society -- Born-again America: the creation of an American identity -- Politics: order and disorder in the new republic -- A dark vision of democracy's prospects -- The democratic psyche and the hazards of equality -- A culture of extremes: the prospects for freedom in a culture without limits -- A brief chronological narrative of the life of Alexis de Tocqueville.
Subject Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859.
Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859 -- Philosophy.
Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859. De la démocratie en Amérique.
Historians -- France -- Biography.
ISBN 9780300119312 (cloth : alk. paper)
0300119313 (cloth : alk. paper)

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