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De Tocqueville's view of human nature

Overview about De Tocqueville and his book

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

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

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

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

Human Nature and Philosophy

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

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