Tocqueville in Historical Perspective | C-SPAN.org

Prosser Gifford, as Director of Scholarly Programs at the Library of Congress, developed and hosted the 1997 Library of Congress exhibit on Tocqueville’s ideas.

Professor Micheal Kammen talks here about the various interpretations of Tocqueville’s ideas and how they were used and misused. He examined why U.S. leaders have consistently reacted very positively to Tocqueville’s observations during his trip through the United States.

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