American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time)

Episode 307: Democratic Mores (Democracy in America, Part 7)

April 22, 2019

In part 7 of my review of Alexis de Tocqueville's DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA we get to the heart of the argument about social relations, gender, family, and other aspects of the mores of democratic culture. It is the most fascinating and perhaps relevant part of the book covering everything from how democracies fight wars to how they raise daughters.