Essay: Another Look At Democracy in America

I did not intend to revisit the United States, nor can I say what power has transported my spirit hither. I must speculate that my presence here implies a responsibility related to the one I assumed more than 150 years ago, when I spent nine months traveling in this country. I was 26, and the nation had enjoyed barely 50 years of independence. America impressed me as a place where the experiment in Democracy, the social revolution that so agitated my contemporaries , was being most peaceably and generally conducted. So, in Democracy in America, I attempted to explain how a...

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