“It’s a masterpiece of sociological and political analysis. Tocqueville’s work still helps us understand America, 170 years after he wrote it.”
Stephen Breyer, Lawyer
“Tocqueville was seized by the sharp contrast between Paris and America, where people did not wait for the central government, but went ahead on their own, and I think that’s vital part of what it is to be both an American and a vital part of what is America.”
Karl Rove, Political Commentator
“Tocqueville was not only a brilliant sociologist but he also saw the connections between American society and the budding capitalism of the 1830s.”
Robert Reich, Economist
“It lays out how ideas are translated into political institutions, and even more so into mores and habits and practices of everyday life.”
Yuval Levin, Political Commentator
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