Oliver Cussen: Alexis de Tocqueville, 16 November 2023
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Princeton, 443 pp., £22, November, 978 0 691 25414 2Show More
Travels with Tocqueville beyond America by Jeremy Jennings.
Harvard, 544 pp., £34.95, March, 978 0 674 27560 7Show More
“... charge Tocqueville always denied. But some of his more recent defenders, among them the historian Olivier Zunz and the political theorist Jeremy Jennings, present Tocqueville instead as a thinker who accepted the demise of feudalism, and who went further than most in making sense of the society emerging from the ruins. This was no easy task. Christopher ...”