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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 ***** the upper-class ***** in Paris. He had ***** 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 aristocr*****ic Frenchman. Furthermore, he was elected as a represent*****tive of Valognes to t***** 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 ***** "Democracy in America," ***** first volume was ***** ***** 1835 and five years later he wrote the second *****. The book serves as ***** observations and further study of the American people ***** how their political institutions worked. This book was the most popular that he ***** ***** t***** following *****s as b*****ed on the *****line source, http://www.tocqueville.org/chap1.htm:

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

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

Human Nature and Philosophy

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

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