Tocqueville, Alexis De. Democracy in America. Trans. Harvey Claflin Mansfield. Chicago: University of Chicago, 2000. Bibliographhy, Index. Democracy in America is one of the foremost works of sociology and political science from the nineteenth century. It was composed while De Tocqueville was touring America studying the American penal system…
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He then thought that these ideals were enshrined in American Constitution, which set down the fundamental principles that all aspects of American society (even outside of the governmental sphere), such as Tyranny of the Majority, Individualism, and Materialism. He also looks into the future of the America, outlining its growing industrial base and changing racial and population dynamics. This book has many positive aspects, as one would expect from such a well renowned work. One of the most impressive aspects of this work (which highlights de Toqueville’s impressive analytical skills) is his ability to predict future events of the world and of America. For instance, one of the most famous aspects of this book is the fact that de Toqueville predicted that the two preeminent powers in the world would be Russia and America, because they both had a truly gigantic amount of human abilities, land for agricultural production and quickly industrializing economies. This turned out to be extraordinarily true – it predicted the coming of the twentieth century with the United States and the Soviet Union (with Russia at its heart). Furthermore, he predicts that one of the biggest problems for America in the coming decades will be racial conflict, because of the treatment of the large African American population in America. This predicts the Civil War that would happen in America only a few short decades after de Toqueville wrote his book. While these predictions are incredibly impressive, they also pose a few problems for de Toqueville. One of the problems with many of his predictions is that they do not necessarily follow through with events. For instance, de Toqueville’s famous pronouncement that America and Russia would be the two superpowers in the coming centuries, the historical path that these countries followed did not necessarily follow from de Toqueville’s logic. For instance, de Toqueville could not have predicted World War II, which was the conflict that truly brought American and Russia to the forefront through the wholesale destruction of Europe. Furthermore, de Toqueville’s logic on the chain between the founding of America by puritans to through the continental constitution through to current American values does not connect logically necessarily. Alex de Toqueville’s Democracy in America is an amazing book that should be read by anyone who is interested in American history. It has some issues, such as dry and sometimes pendantic language (which can be aggravated by the translation) but all the same is a worthwhile book. Not every aspect of this book is necessarily genius, but it is all interesting. Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, and Mark Twain. Roughin It. New York: New American Library, 1962. Introduction, illustration, map, 607 pages. Roughing it is a semi-autobiographical novel by the legendary American writer Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens). Its main structure is that of a travel narrative, with Twain describing the wonders of the wild west on journey across America by stage coach with his brother. It deals with a wide variety of times in Twain`s life, opening describing including his time as a confederate militia man in the Confederate cavalry, before going on to describe his journey across America during the end of the Civil War and into its aftermath. There are many things to recommend this book to a potential reader. Probably the
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However, to this end, the need for citizens to be reformed and sophisticated in terms of ethical behavior and rationality are important to gain any kind of meaningful governmental structure that promotes equality and truth. The higher class citizens, usually those who control and regulate governmental principles, are often considered those who exploit their authority and do not balance these tried-and-true principles of ethical and moral virtue.
Huckleberry Finn exposes the brutality and cruelty of the slave system and of racism not by showing brutal beatings in the manner of Roots, which would be well enough, but by humanizing Nigger Jim, making it clear that this person is a man worthy of respect.
It was a period of complete transformation of French society. The long-lasting ideas about tradition and hierarchy of monarchy and religious authority were brought down by the new principles of equality and Natural rights. French Historian Alexis de Tocqueville has written the book, which focuses on the French society before French revolution.
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Some of the scenes may appear idyllic but there is a sense of gloom and doom hanging over the book which radiate the central purpose of the book i.e. to highlight the social issues of the time.
In order to make some sense of the world that we find in Huckleberry Finn, it is important to understand what was happening in the nation as a whole during the time when this novel was written.
ens that were loyal to the authority from the English people in their country that terrorized the Armagnac, which was a group comprising of citizens that were against the foreigners. Joan shows exceptional character traits that help her to defend her country from the foreigners
Twain warns against judging on the basis of someone’s exterior by demonstrating the potentially dangerous and unjust consequences of such prejudice. The most obvious example is the central plot: by changing clothes, Tom
The interesting point in the author’s position is that almost entire human activity is somehow related to and aimed at consumerism and multiplication of comfort and profit. Chemicals polluting water, soil, and air, greenhouse gas emissions - all these things are tolerated as long as people can make ends meet, live comfortably or even afford certain surfeits.
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