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Tocqueville’s Mirror

From the March 1996 Print Edition

Tocqueville and the Nature of Democracy By Pierre Manent Rowan & Littlefield, 148 pages, $40 To love democracy well, it is necessary to love it moderately.” So concludes French philosopher Pierre Manent in Tocqueville and the Nature of Democracy , his meditation on the thought of the . . . . Continue Reading »

The Aronian Renewal

From the March 1995 Print Edition

In Defence of Political Reason: Essays by Raymond Aron Edited by Daniel J. Mahoney Rowman & Littlefield, 187 pages, $ 19.95 It is ironic that Raymond Aron’s reputation is currently ascendant everywhere except in the United States, since for many years his sober defense of political reason was . . . . Continue Reading »