More Than Kings and Less Than Men: Tocqueville on the Promise and Perils of Democratic Individualism (Hardcover)

More Than Kings and Less Than Men: Tocqueville on the Promise and Perils of Democratic Individualism By Jr. Hebert, L. Joseph Cover Image

More Than Kings and Less Than Men: Tocqueville on the Promise and Perils of Democratic Individualism (Hardcover)

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This book explains why Tocqueville saw the central task of modern statesmanship as combating 'individualism, ' a type of civic apathy that he thought capable of robbing modern citizens of human virtue and issuing in a historically unprecedented form of despotism. It looks in depth at the mechanisms he proposed for avoiding the perils and securing the promise of democracy in his own day, and discusses how Tocqueville's insights might be applied in our own time.
L. Joseph Hebert, Jr. is associate professor of Political Science at St. Ambrose University and specializes in civil, common, and constitutional law.

Product Details ISBN: 9780739133743
ISBN-10: 0739133748
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: February 16th, 2010
Pages: 226
Language: English