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Does Alexis de Tocqueville—the author of the nineteenth-century classic Democracy in America—still matter? Why should any of us today pay heed to a long-dead French aristocrat and his travelogue of a long-dead version of America?


Masoud, Tarek. "Cancel Toqueville?" Review of The Man Who Understood Democracy: The Life of Alexis de Tocqueville, by Olivier Zunz. Journal of Democracy, 33.3, July 2022: 172-177.