Bill of Rights in Modern America – After 200 Years
Tocqueville Between Two Worlds – The Making of a Political & Theoretical Life
After the Photo–Secession – America Pictorial Photography 1910 – 1955
In 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat and ambitious civil servant, set out from post-revolutionary France on a journey across America that would take him 9 months and cover 7,000 miles. The result was Democracy in America, a subtle and prescient analysis of the life and institutions of 19th-century America. Tocqueville looked to the flourishing deomcratic system in America as a possible model for post-revolutionary France, believing that the egalitarian ideals it enshrined reflected the spirit of the age and even divine will. His study of the strengths and weaknesses of an evolving democratic society has been quoted by every American president since Eisenhower, and remains a key point of reference for any discussion of the American nation or the democratic system. This new edition is the only one that contains all Tocqueville's writings on America, including the rarely-translated Two Weeks in the Wilderness, an account of Tocqueville's travels in Michigan among the Iroquois, and Excursion to Lake Oneida. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Beginning as a book of travel notes, it actually is one of essays. The second trip in the U.S.A. offered to the author the opportunity of interesting remarks, but especially personal considerations regarding people, religions, politics, history and many others. Far to be a simple stringing of sites or trifling happenings, the author’s notes are in fact a delectable and lively analyse, sometimes playful, but always piercing of the American way of life, in a permanent comparison with the Romanian one. Attractive, alluring, just inciting, surprising for the multitude of the connotations, full of informative content, here is a book pleasant and serious as well.
In this groundbreaking book, sociologist Andrew Perrin shows that rules and institutions, while important, are not the core of democracy. Instead, as Alexis de Tocqueville showed in the early years of the American republic, democracy is first and foremost a matter of culture: the shared ideas, practices, and technologies that help individuals combine into publics and achieve representation. Reinterpreting democracy as culture reveals the ways the media, public opinion polling, and changing technologies shape democracy and citizenship. As Perrin shows, the founders of the United States produced a social, cultural, and legal environment fertile for democratic development and in the two centuries since, citizens and publics use that environment and shared culture to re-imagine and extend that democracy. American Democracy provides a fresh, innovative approach to democracy that will change the way readers understand their roles as citizens and participants. Never will you enter a voting booth or answer a poll again without realizing what a truly social act it is. This will be necessary reading for scholars, students, and the public seeking to understand the challenges and opportunities for democratic citizenship from Toqueville to town halls to Twitter.
After being chosen to take part in Operation: Rebirth, Steve Rogers was transformed from frail and sickly into a powerful Super-Soldier. Now, with his trusty shield at his side, Steve Rodgers fights for liberty and justice for all as Captain America, the First Avenger!
The Conversion of Imagination – From Pascal through Rousseau to Tocqueville
For decades, Captain America, Super-Soldier for the United States, and the Red Skull, evil agent of the Third Reich, have been the most bitter of foes! After multiple battles during World War II, both men have survived into themodern age, where the fights have only grown deadlier!