November 15

Ep. 0040: Alexis de Tocqueville & Prof CJ on Democratic Despotism

No, this isn’t an interview — but it’s not that far off, either.

Prof CJ reads excerpts one of his favorite sections of Tocqueville’s famous Democracy in America, and also gives some of his own take on Tocqueville’s description of democratic despotism.

Join Prof CJ as he discusses:

  • A little bit about who Alexis de Tocqueville was and how Democracy in America came about
  • Tocqueville’s take on how despotism might come about and operate in a democracy
  • Prof CJ’s take on the relationship (or non-relationship) between democracy and freedom

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Posted November 15, 2014 by profcj in category "American History", "Concepts and Theories", "Podcasts

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