The European Revolution and Correspondence with Gobineau by Tocqueville


Paperback. Condition: Very Good-. 1959. Doubleday Anchor Original. 1st Publiction in English.

Tocqueville wrote these volumes and correspondences during the French Revolution. His work stands out because he was able to see beyond the Revolution's effects upon the 19th Century to its true significance for both past and future. He sees it as a global movement in the direction of social democracy and a challenge to the Western Christendom. The problem as Tocqueville saw it lay in the daangers of unrestrained rule by the masses and the difficult task of reconciling liberty with Christianity.