American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time)

Episode 305: Tocqueville on Democracy’s Intellectual Culture (Democracy in America, Part 5)

April 14, 2019

We jump into volume 2 of Alexis de Tocqueville's DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA, where he begins to look at the mind of a democracy. He starts with its intellectual culture. It is not all pretty. Is banality the cost of democracy?