Alexis De Tocqueville (Paperback)

Democracy's Guide

By Joseph Epstein

Harper Perennial, 9780061768880, 224pp.

Publication Date: November 3, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (11/7/2006)

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Part of the acclaimed Eminent Lives series, Alexis de Tocqueville dissects the legacy of the celebrated cultural observer. Joseph Epstein, distinguished literary historian and author of the bestselling Snobbery: The American Version, provides a fresh account of the celebrated writer’s classic travels in America, and compares what de Tocqueville witnessed to the current state of our nation.

About the Author

Joseph Epstein is the author of, among other books, Snobbery: The American Version, Fabulous Small Jews (a collection of stories), Envy, and Friendship: An Exposé. He was the editor of The American Scholar between 1974 and 1997, and for many years taught in the English Department at Northwestern University. His essays and stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Commentary, the Atlantic Monthly, and other magazines.