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De Tocqueville's view of human nature

Overview about De Tocqueville and his book

***** de ***** was born in Paris on 1805. He came from a rich family, which they were considered as one of the upper-class family in *****. He had ***** private tutor during his childhood days and studied law. He was successful in his career where he later became a substitute judge ***** Versailles. He went to U.S. at ***** age of 25 as an aris*****cratic Frenchman. Furthermore, he ***** elected as a represent*****tive of Valognes to the Chamber Deputies for the reason that his first published book entitled "Democracy in America" was a success and after serving as representative he turned into the Constituent Assembly and Legislative Assembly in the United States.

De Tocqueville wrote two-volume study of "Democracy in America," the first volume ***** ***** ***** 1835 and five years later he wrote the second *****. The book serves as his observations and further study ***** the American people ***** how *****ir political institutions worked. T***** book was the most popular that he wrote for the following reasons as b*****ed on the ********** source, http://www.tocqueville.org/chap1.htm:

The ***** deals with issues like religion, the press, m*****y, class structure, racism, ***** role of government, the judicial system, etc. -- issues that are just as relevant today as ***** were then. Democracy in America h***** undergone several periods of *****ity throughout the century, but it's never been as popular as it is now. Scores of colleges around ***** country use the text in ***** science and history courses, ***** historians consider it one of the most comprehensive and insightful books ever written ***** the U.S."

***** ***** supported the Catholic Church, criticized the French military ***** opposed the Algerian government. He believed with ***** ***** Church, as he firmly stated in his book, ***** religion is important in the social equality ***** the nation.

Human Nature and Philosophy

Tocqueville was d*****mayed with what ***** happening in ***** country, there was a revolution of French ***** and so he went to ***** to search for what is the real mean*****g of democracy. He observed ***** the Americans ***** running the ***** in such a way that there ***** freedom in their country. ***** practically saw the equality ***** the people ***** the government. According ***** Anderson, "the ***** of conditions defines a ***** state where ***** influence ***** one man over another-central to the ar**********cratic regime-has been replaced with the egalitarian idea of individual consent; the victory ***** consent ***** influence, ***** the elevation of human autono***** closely linked to it, has dramatic social and political effects, leaving nothing as it was; Tocqueville felt "religious dread" when he contemplated the sublime force ***** this historical mutation, which he saw as Providential and in conform*****y ***** human *****." (1996). He feared for the aristocratic regime ***** his country came from it and he idolized the democratic regime of America but then he found out that "t***** democra*****ic regime threatens to

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