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  • Just after I'd finished reading this, there was an item on the Today programme about Peter Carey's new novel, Parrot and Olivier in America, which in a way sounds like a fictional follow-on from de Tocqueville's Democracy in America.

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  • Yet the authorial monologues are often sober (de Tocqueville's Democracy in America is the greatest book on politics ever written) and occasionally surprising, as on William Morris.

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  • From the Transcontinental Railroad to the internet, there are scores of examples of "private roles for public goals," as John Donahue and Richard Zeckhauser recently pointed out in the National Journal: "From de Tocqueville's day to the present, Americans' knack for cobbling together pragmatic alliances has often served to offset our weak suit of formal government."

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  • "It's similar to figuring out what your home's worth when you apply for a mortgage," says Tocqueville's Mr. Vandeventer.

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  • But the conversation sort of ended there because reading People doesn't necessarily prepare you to discuss Alexis de Tocqueville's "Democracy in America."

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  • Two-time winner Peter Carey's 11th book is an odyssey into the heart of American democracy, modeled on de Tocqueville's famed journey.

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  • TOCQUEVILLE LECTURE, Harvey Mansfield, Harvard University professor of government, discusses "Tocqueville's Alliance of Religion and Liberty." 2 p.m.,

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  • In a matter of months, Alexis de Tocqueville's social and political three-tier system is put in place, ready to ensure civic participation in government, a state rooted in the rule of law, a government that seeks to serve its citizens, and a society and government leaders united by a common belief and practice in basic personal and professional ethics.

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  • Reuters Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla Tocqueville's perceived threat to democracy has not yet crippled the U.S. But he was prescient about the inherent risks.

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  • Alexis de Tocqueville does not use the word "philanthropy" in Democracy in America, but some modern scholars interpret Tocqueville's writing on the American phenomenon of forming "associations" as a comment on our philanthropic spirit.

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