Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis de Tocqueville: a mediocre minister but a memoirist of genius

Why did Alexis de Tocqueville write Democracy in America? Lucien Jaume’s excellent work of scholarship helps elucidate the answer by investigating the man

Alexis de Tocqueville saw that 19th-century America combated individualism through the art of association. Are there lessons here for Cameron’s 21st-century Big Society?