American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time)

Episode 306: Tocqueville on American Individualism (Democracy in America, Part 6)

April 17, 2019

In part 6 of my review of Alexis de Tocqueville's DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA we look at his views on egoism and individualism as well as their impact on American culture and intellect. Is individualism good? What will individualism coming through democracy mean to the aristocratic cultures of Europe?