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The European Revolution & Correspondence With Gobineau

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Unknown Binding, 340 pages
Published January 1st 1974 by Greenwood Press
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Joe
Reviewed 11/29/2010

Tocqueville, Gobineau and the Meaning of History

If ones encounters with racialist, historicist doctrines comes only from the incoherent triumphalist, yet violent, shrieking of contemporary racists, as it does for most of us, the correspondence between Tocqueville and Gobineau will come as a pleasant surprise. I mean to say that it is a surprisingly civilized discussion between two strongly opposing points of view. At no point, however, does their strong disagreement with each
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Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville (July 29, 1805 – April 16, 1859) was a French political thinker and historian best known for his Democracy in America (appearing in two volumes: 1835 and 1840) and The Old Regime and the Revolution (1856). In both of these works, he explored the effects of the rising equality of social conditions on the individual and the state in western societies.

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