Democracy in America Podcast Episodes

Written by Alexis de Tocqueville , Olivier Zunz , Arthur Goldhammer

61 Episodes - 928 pages - ★★★★ - 173 ratings

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Chapter XIII: Government Of The Democracy In America—Part III

Democracy in America Vol. I by TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de - - 28 minutes
When Tocqueville visited America in the 1830s he found a thriving democracy of a kind he had not seen anywhere else. Many of his insightful observations American society and political system, found in the two volume book he published after his visit, still remain surprisingly relevant today. (Sum...
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Chapter XIII: Government Of The Democracy In America—Part I

Democracy in America Vol. I by TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de - - 34 minutes
When Tocqueville visited America in the 1830s he found a thriving democracy of a kind he had not seen anywhere else. Many of his insightful observations American society and political system, found in the two volume book he published after his visit, still remain surprisingly relevant today. (Sum...
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Chapter XIII: Government Of The Democracy In America—Part II

Democracy in America Vol. I by TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de - - 29 minutes
When Tocqueville visited America in the 1830s he found a thriving democracy of a kind he had not seen anywhere else. Many of his insightful observations American society and political system, found in the two volume book he published after his visit, still remain surprisingly relevant today. (Sum...
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Alternative Visions - Trump, Impeachment & Decline of Democracy in America + A solution

Alternative Visions - December 06, 2019 19:22 - 58 minutes ★★★★★ - 20 ratings
Dr. Rasmus traces the decline of Democracy under Trump, a process on-going since the advent of Neoliberalism. Topics include: the transformation of the political parties, actions by the Supreme Court on behalf of money in politics, spread of gerrymandering and voter suppression, expansion of the...
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Introducing Democracy In America Podcast

Democracy In America - August 23, 2019 00:35 - 49 minutes ★★★★ - 4 ratings
Like so many Americans, we are worried about the divided state of America. We are concerned that we are headed towards more violent conflicts as we ramp up towards the 2020 election. Rich Tafel is a minister, founder of Log Cabin Republicans, and the director of the American Project: On the Futur...
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How to Practice Democracy: Lessons from Tocqueville’s ‘Democracy in America’

America Daily: Top Stories of the Day - July 08, 2019 14:30 - 26 minutes ★★★★★ - 8 ratings
It’s been said that the best book about democracy–and the best book about America–was actually written by a young French nobleman. Alexis de Tocqueville's 'Democracy in America' can still guide us today.
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Leid Stories—In Search of Democracy in America Today—07.03.19

Leid Stories - July 03, 2019 18:27 - 57 minutes ★★★★★ - 27 ratings
Referencing contemporary political issues and developments to bolster their arguments, Leid Stories listeners debate the state of American democracy.
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Harvey Mansfield on Tocqueville’s Democracy in America

Conversations with Bill Kristol - June 15, 2019 12:16 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 641 ratings
Why is Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America the best book “ever written on democracy and the best ever written on America?” Why is it indispensable both for understanding the country as well as defending it? In this Podcast, Harvey Mansfield, co-translator of Democracy in America (with De...
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The 2019 version of Democracy in America

Democracy Works - June 03, 2019 09:00 ★★★★★ - 49 ratings
Lindsay Lloyd. Photo by Grant Miller If Alexis de Tocqueville visited America today, what would he have to say about the condition of our democracy? We hear a lot in the news and on Twitter about how support for democracy is waning. We’re perhaps even a little guilty of it on this show. But, what...
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Peter B. Josephson and R. Ward Holder, "Reinhold Niebuhr in Theory and Practice: Christian Realism and Democracy in America in the Twenty-First Century" (Lexington Books, 2018)

New Books in Christian Studies - May 15, 2019 10:00 - 59 minutes ★★★★ - 5 ratings
Peter Josephson and Ward Holder collaborated on their second book on theologian and political theorist Reinhold Niebuhr in producing this new book, specifically focusing on the questions of “why Niebuhr?” and “why Niebuhr now?” Josephson and Holder note that their “focus is Niebuhr himself and wh...
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Peter B. Josephson and R. Ward Holder, "Reinhold Niebuhr in Theory and Practice: Christian Realism and Democracy in America in the Twenty-First Century" (Lexington Books, 2018)

New Books in American Studies - May 15, 2019 10:00 - 59 minutes ★★★★★ - 14 ratings
Peter Josephson and Ward Holder collaborated on their second book on theologian and political theorist Reinhold Niebuhr in producing this new book, specifically focusing on the questions of “why Niebuhr?” and “why Niebuhr now?” Josephson and Holder note that their “focus is Niebuhr himself and wh...
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Peter B. Josephson and R. Ward Holder, "Reinhold Niebuhr in Theory and Practice: Christian Realism and Democracy in America in the Twenty-First Century" (Lexington Books, 2018)

New Books in Religion - May 15, 2019 10:00 - 59 minutes ★★★★ - 14 ratings
Peter Josephson and Ward Holder collaborated on their second book on theologian and political theorist Reinhold Niebuhr in producing this new book, specifically focusing on the questions of “why Niebuhr?” and “why Niebuhr now?” Josephson and Holder note that their “focus is Niebuhr himself and wh...
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Peter B. Josephson and R. Ward Holder, "Reinhold Niebuhr in Theory and Practice: Christian Realism and Democracy in America in the Twenty-First Century" (Lexington Books, 2018)

New Books in Intellectual History - May 15, 2019 10:00 - 59 minutes ★★★★ - 28 ratings
Peter Josephson and Ward Holder collaborated on their second book on theologian and political theorist Reinhold Niebuhr in producing this new book, specifically focusing on the questions of “why Niebuhr?” and “why Niebuhr now?” Josephson and Holder note that their “focus is Niebuhr himself and wh...
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Peter B. Josephson and R. Ward Holder, "Reinhold Niebuhr in Theory and Practice: Christian Realism and Democracy in America in the Twenty-First Century" (Lexington Books, 2018)

New Books in Biography - May 15, 2019 10:00 - 59 minutes ★★★★ - 49 ratings
Peter Josephson and Ward Holder collaborated on their second book on theologian and political theorist Reinhold Niebuhr in producing this new book, specifically focusing on the questions of “why Niebuhr?” and “why Niebuhr now?” Josephson and Holder note that their “focus is Niebuhr himself and wh...
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Peter B. Josephson and R. Ward Holder, "Reinhold Niebuhr in Theory and Practice: Christian Realism and Democracy in America in the Twenty-First Century" (Lexington Books, 2018)

New Books Network - May 15, 2019 10:00 - 59 minutes ★★★★ - 78 ratings
Peter Josephson and Ward Holder collaborated on their second book on theologian and political theorist Reinhold Niebuhr in producing this new book, specifically focusing on the questions of “why Niebuhr?” and “why Niebuhr now?” Josephson and Holder note that their “focus is Niebuhr himself and wh...
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Peter B. Josephson and R. Ward Holder, "Reinhold Niebuhr in Theory and Practice: Christian Realism and Democracy in America in the Twenty-First Century" (Lexington Books, 2018)

New Books in Political Science - May 15, 2019 10:00 - 59 minutes ★★★★★ - 34 ratings
Peter Josephson and Ward Holder collaborated on their second book on theologian and political theorist Reinhold Niebuhr in producing this new book, specifically focusing on the questions of “why Niebuhr?” and “why Niebuhr now?” Josephson and Holder note that their “focus is Niebuhr himself and wh...
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Episode 308: Tocqueville Finale (Democracy in America, Part 8)

American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time) - April 26, 2019 02:45 - 30 minutes ★★★★★ - 6 ratings
The finale to my extended review of Alexis de Tocqueville's DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA.
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Episode 307: Democratic Mores (Democracy in America, Part 7)

American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time) - April 22, 2019 11:57 - 49 minutes ★★★★★ - 6 ratings
In part 7 of my review of Alexis de Tocqueville's DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA we get to the heart of the argument about social relations, gender, family, and other aspects of the mores of democratic culture. It is the most fascinating and perhaps relevant part of the book covering everything from how d...
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Episode 306: Tocqueville on American Individualism (Democracy in America, Part 6)

American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time) - April 17, 2019 11:10 - 32 minutes ★★★★★ - 6 ratings
In part 6 of my review of Alexis de Tocqueville's DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA we look at his views on egoism and individualism as well as their impact on American culture and intellect. Is individualism good? What will individualism coming through democracy mean to the aristocratic cultures of Europe?
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Episode 305: Tocqueville on Democracy's Intellectual Culture (Democracy in America, Part 5)

American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time) - April 14, 2019 13:01 - 25 minutes ★★★★★ - 6 ratings
We jump into volume 2 of Alexis de Tocqueville's DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA, where he begins to look at the mind of a democracy. He starts with its intellectual culture. It is not all pretty. Is banality the cost of democracy?
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Episode 304: Tocqueville on Slavery in America (Democracy in America, Part 4)

American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time) - April 10, 2019 11:57 - 46 minutes ★★★★★ - 6 ratings
As we continue our push through Alexis de Tocqueville's DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA and come to the end of volume 1, we explore what he had to say about the threats to American democracy due to slavery.
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Episode 303: Tocqueville on Parties and Threats to Democracy (Democracy in America, Part 3)

American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time) - April 07, 2019 01:41 - 50 minutes ★★★★★ - 6 ratings
Part three of my review of Alexis de Tocqueville's DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA. In this part, he begins looking at federalism and its benefits to the American system of government and democracy overall. He also begins looking at the threats facing democracy and explores whether parties are one of those...
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Episode 302: Tocqueville on American Local Government (Democracy in America, Part 2)

American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time) - April 03, 2019 22:32 - 31 minutes ★★★★★ - 6 ratings
Part two of my review of Alexis de Tocqueville's DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA. Here we focus on his views of local and state governments in American democracy.
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Episode 301: Equality of Conditions: Democracy in America, Part 1

American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time) - March 31, 2019 13:53 - 42 minutes ★★★★★ - 6 ratings
In this episode, I start an eight-part series on Alexis de Tocqueville's DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA. What is the importance of the general equality of conditions in the creation of American democracy? What is the future of American democracy when this equality of conditions has been replaced with olig...
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Episode 15: Alexis de Tocqueville - Democracy in America (Part 2)

Conservative Minds - March 16, 2019 11:00 - 46 minutes ★★★★★ - 44 ratings
Tocqueville travelled across America over nine months in 1831 and 1832. He drew on his observations to produce his two-volume masterpiece, Democracy in America. In the book, Tocqueville characterizes the social, political, religious, and intellectual habits of Americans with such deep understandi...
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Episode 14: Alexis de Tocqueville - Democracy in America

Conservative Minds - March 09, 2019 11:00 - 42 minutes ★★★★★ - 44 ratings
Tocqueville travelled across America over nine months in 1831 and 1832. He drew on his observations to produce his two-volume masterpiece, Democracy in America. In the book, Tocqueville characterizes the social, political, religious, and intellectual habits of Americans with such deep understandi...
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Hamtramck, USA: a Documentary about Democracy in America’s first Muslim Majority Town

Culture Kings - February 01, 2019 11:00 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 1.1K ratings
The Culture Kings Jacquis and Edgar are joined by Razi Jafri to discuss his work on Hamtramck, USA: a Documentary about Democracy in America’s first Muslim Majority Town. Crowdfunding Link: https://www.launchgood.com/hamtramckdoc Documentary Website with links to social media: https://www.hamtr...
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