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Democracy in America

Supreme's Decision (Re)Enforces Christian Supremacy

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Though I am disappointed, I am not surprised by the court's (re)inscription of a Christian religious imposition and imperative in the public square by maintaining a long-standing tradition.

The Triumph of Authoritarianism: What Ukraine Reminds Us About the Flaws of Progressives and Conservatives

Bill Shireman | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Bill Shireman

As Ukraine recoils from Russia's intense military pressure, I wonder whether democracy will indeed triumph when the history of the Cold War is written, or whether Russia specifically, and authoritarianism more generally, will prove the more powerful force.

Tocqueville in the Middle Country

David Gosset | Posted 04.02.2013 | World
David Gosset

L'Ancien Régime et la Révolution, written by the French thinker Alexis de Tocqueville, is now a bestseller in China, a phenomenon which can be explained, at least, by three obvious reasons.

Democracy and Inequality: Tocqueville for the 99%

Ray Brescia | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Ray Brescia

Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America offers profound insights into the early republic and the ways that wealth and political power were dispersed and separated.

There Is Only One Issue In America

Steven Van Zandt | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics
Steven Van Zandt

Yes, we can demonstrate. We can march. We can write and sign petitions to our representatives. We can occupy. But the truth is, other than the value of venting, we're wasting our time.

Can We Still See and Serve Our True National Self-Interest?

James Bacchus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Bacchus

The biggest threat to America's future is not foreign competition. It is the political paralysis that keeps us from rising to the challenge of foreign competition.

A Politically-Polarized Sesquicentennial

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While we are indeed currently politically divided and somewhat polarized, this is actually our normal state as a nation -- and on the polarization scale, we're nowhere near the "most divided" we've ever been. Far from it.

Alexis de Tocqueville: Letters From America

Paula Deitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paula Deitz

The Hudson Review has published 40 pages of Alexis de Tocqueville's Letters from America, the back story of Democracy in America, his future classic.

Cold War's End -- The Wall Comes Down

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The fall of The Wall signified the fall of the Soviet Union, and an end to the Cold War. And while this was of enormous historical import, I fear that future generations won't really pay much attention to it.