Today’s Birthday: Alexis de Tocqueville (1805)

Today’s Birthday:
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805)

Tocqueville was a French political scientist, historian, and politician. Born into an aristocratic family with ties to the king, his future in government was jeopardized by a revolution in 1830. To distance himself from the trying political situation at home, he embarked on a government-sanctioned mission to the US. Out of it came his best-known work, Democracy in America—the first analytical study of the strengths and weaknesses of US society. What conclusions did Tocqueville draw in it? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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