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Democracy in America. Vol. 2 - Professor Alexis De Tocqueville

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Published: 13th September 2006
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Still the most penetrating and astute picture of American life, politics, and morals ever written, Tocqueville's complete, two-volume masterwork is as relevant today as in the mid-nineteenth century.

"No better study of a nation's institutions and culture than Tocqueville's Democracy in America has ever been written by a foreign observer; none perhaps as good."--The New York Times Praise for the work of Joseph Epstein: "Epstein is one of the premier contemporary American essayists...What is so remarkable about Epstein as an essay writer is that he'll begin a discussion at some personal place...and end up in another place relevant to us all. He enjoys making language work, not making it jump through hoops for show." --Booklist "Joseph Epstein is an essayist in the brilliant tradition of Charles Lamb. He moves so effortlessly from the amusingly personal to the broadly philosophical that it takes a moment before you realize how far out into the intellectual cosmos you've been taken."--Tom Wolfe "Joseph Epstein's essays no more need his identifying byline than Van Gogh's paintings need his signature. Epstein's style--call it learned whimsy--is unmistakable; for Epstein addicts, indispensable."--George Will "Joseph Epstein is the liveliest, most erudite and engaging essayist we have." --James Atlas "If Epstein's ultimate ancestor is Montaigne, his more immediate master is Mencken. Like Mencken, he has fashioned a style that successfully combines elegance and even bookishness with street-smart colloquial directness. And there is nothing remote or aloof about him."--John Gross, Chicago Tribune From the Paperback edition. " No better study of a nation's institutions and culture than Tocqueville's Democracy in America has ever been written by a foreign observer; none perhaps as good." --"The New York Times" Praise for the work of Joseph Epstein: " Epstein is one of the premier contemporary American essayists...What is so remarkable about Epstein as an essay writer is that he'll begin a discussion at some personal place...and end up in another place relevant to us all. He enjoys making language work, not making it jump through hoops for show." --"Booklist" " Joseph Epstein is an essayist in the brilliant tradition of Charles Lamb. He moves so effortlessly from the amusingly personal to the broadly philosophical that it takes a moment before you realize how far out into the intellectual cosmos you've been taken." --Tom Wolfe " Joseph Epstein's essays no more need his identifying byline than Van Gogh's paintings need his signature. Epstein's style--call it learned whimsy--is unmistakable; for Epstein addicts, indispensable." --George Will " Joseph Epstein is the liveliest, most erudite and engaging essayist we have." --James Atlas " If Epstein's ultimate ancestor is Montaigne, his more immediate master is Mencken. Like Mencken, he has fashioned a style that successfully combines elegance and even bookishness with street-smart colloquial directness. And there is nothing remote or aloof about him." --John Gross, "Chicago Tribune" "From the Paperback edition."

ISBN: 9781425557294
ISBN-10: 1425557295
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 516
Published: 13th September 2006
Publisher: UNIV OF MICHIGAN PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.64
Weight (kg): 0.72