The Passions of Tocqueville

Alexis de Tocqueville: Selected Letters on Politics and Society

edited by Roger Boesche, translated by James Toupin and Roger Boesche
Tocqueville is best known as the author of three works, Democracy in America, the Recollections, and the Ancien Régime, although his complete works (of which publication is still unfinished) run to some thirty volumes. In one sense, it is neither unfair nor absurd that Tocqueville’s lasting reputation rests on these …