Democracy in America:The Complete and Unabridged Volumes I and II

Democracy in America
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作者: (亚历克西斯·托克维尔) (约瑟·爱泼斯坦)
出版社: Bantam Classics
2000-04
版次: 1
ISBN: 9780553214642
定价: 34.10
装帧: 平装
开本: 其他
纸张: 胶版纸
页数: 943页
正文语种: 英语
丛书: Bantam Classic
  • FromAmerica'scallforafreepresstoitsembraceofthecapitalistsystem,DemocracyinAmerica--firstpublishedin1835--enlightens,entertains,andenduresasabrilliantstudyofournationalgovernmentandcharacter.PhilosopherJohnStuartMillcalledit"amongthemostremarkableproductionsofourtime."WoodrowWilsonwrotethatdeTocqueville'sabilitytoilluminatetheactualworkingsofAmericandemocracywas"possiblywithoutrival."

    Fortoday'sreaders,deTocqueville'sconcernabouttheeffectofmajorityruleontherightsofindividualsremainsdeeplymeaningful.Hisshrewdobservationsaboutthe"almostroyalprerogatives"ofthepresidentandtheneedforvirtueinelectedofficialsareparticularlyprophetic.HisprofoundinsightsintothegreatrewardsandresponsibilitiesofdemocraticgovernmentarewordseveryAmericanneedstoread,contemplate,andremember.

    FromAmerica'scallforafreepresstoitsembraceofthecapitalistsystemDemocracyinAmericaenlightens,entertains,andenduresasabrilliantstudyofournationalgovernmentandcharacter.DeToqueville'sconcernabouttheeffectofmajorityruleontherightsofindividualsremainsdeeplymeaningful.HisinsightsintothegreatrewardsandresponsibilitiesofdemocraticgovernmentarewordseveryAmericanneedstoread,contemplate,andremember. OneofAmerica'spremieressayists,JosephEpsteinwastheeditorofTheAmericanScholarfor25yearsandhastaught--andcontinuestoteach--advancedprose,thereadingandwritingoffiction,thesociologyofliterature,autobiography,literatureandpolitics,HenryJames,JosephConrad,andWillaCatheratNorthwesternUniversity.Epsteinistheauthorof13books,mostrecentlyLifeSentencesandNarcissusLeavesthePool,andhaspublishedroughlyfourhundredessays,stories,reviewsandarticlesinsuchjournalsasTheNewYorker,Harper's,TimesLiterarySupplement,TheNewRepublic,Commentary,TheNewCriterion,TheNewYorkReviewofBooks,Encounter,TheNewYorkTimesMagazine,andDissent.
  • 内容简介:
    FromAmerica'scallforafreepresstoitsembraceofthecapitalistsystem,DemocracyinAmerica--firstpublishedin1835--enlightens,entertains,andenduresasabrilliantstudyofournationalgovernmentandcharacter.PhilosopherJohnStuartMillcalledit"amongthemostremarkableproductionsofourtime."WoodrowWilsonwrotethatdeTocqueville'sabilitytoilluminatetheactualworkingsofAmericandemocracywas"possiblywithoutrival."

    Fortoday'sreaders,deTocqueville'sconcernabouttheeffectofmajorityruleontherightsofindividualsremainsdeeplymeaningful.Hisshrewdobservationsaboutthe"almostroyalprerogatives"ofthepresidentandtheneedforvirtueinelectedofficialsareparticularlyprophetic.HisprofoundinsightsintothegreatrewardsandresponsibilitiesofdemocraticgovernmentarewordseveryAmericanneedstoread,contemplate,andremember.

    FromAmerica'scallforafreepresstoitsembraceofthecapitalistsystemDemocracyinAmericaenlightens,entertains,andenduresasabrilliantstudyofournationalgovernmentandcharacter.DeToqueville'sconcernabouttheeffectofmajorityruleontherightsofindividualsremainsdeeplymeaningful.HisinsightsintothegreatrewardsandresponsibilitiesofdemocraticgovernmentarewordseveryAmericanneedstoread,contemplate,andremember.
  • 作者简介:
    OneofAmerica'spremieressayists,JosephEpsteinwastheeditorofTheAmericanScholarfor25yearsandhastaught--andcontinuestoteach--advancedprose,thereadingandwritingoffiction,thesociologyofliterature,autobiography,literatureandpolitics,HenryJames,JosephConrad,andWillaCatheratNorthwesternUniversity.Epsteinistheauthorof13books,mostrecentlyLifeSentencesandNarcissusLeavesthePool,andhaspublishedroughlyfourhundredessays,stories,reviewsandarticlesinsuchjournalsasTheNewYorker,Harper's,TimesLiterarySupplement,TheNewRepublic,Commentary,TheNewCriterion,TheNewYorkReviewofBooks,Encounter,TheNewYorkTimesMagazine,andDissent.
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