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Tocqueville between Two Worlds:
The Making of a Political and Theoretical Life
Sheldon S. Wolin

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix
INTRODUCTION 3
PART ONE: THE ABUNDANCE OF POWER 11
CHAPTER I: MODERN THEORY AND MODERN POWER 13
CHAPTER II: Theoria: THE THEORETICAL JOURNEY 34
PART TWO: ENCOUNTERING THE AMAZING 57
CHAPTER III: DISCOVERING DEMOCRACY 59
CHAPTER IV: SELF AND STRUCTURE 76
CHAPTER V: DOUBT AND DISCONNECTION 102
CHAPTER VI: " . . . THE THEORY OF WHAT IS GREAT" 113
CHAPTER VII: MYTH AND POLITICAL IMPRESSIONISM 132
CHAPTER VIII: THE SPECTACLE OF AMERICA 149
PART THREE: THE THEORETICAL ENCAPSULATION OF AMERICA CHAPTER IX: SOCIAL CONTRACT VERSUS POLITICAL CULTURE 169
CHAPTER X: THE CULTURE OF THE POLITICAL: "THE RITUALS OF PRACTICE" 202
CHAPTER XI: FEUDAL AMERICA 229
CHAPTER XII: MAJORITY RULE OR MAJORITY POLITICS 241
CHAPTER XIII: CENTRALIZATION AND DISSOLUTION 260
CHAPTER XIV: THE IMAGE OF DEMOCRACY 275
PART FOUR: PERSONA AND THE POLITICS OF THEORY 287
CHAPTER XV: TRAGIC HERO, POPULAR MASK 289
CHAPTER XVI: THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF CULTURE 304
CHAPTER XVII: DEPOTISM AND UTOPIA 339
CHAPTER XVIII: OLD NEW WORLD, NEW OLD WORLD 365
CHAPTER XIX: TOCQUEVILLEAN DEMOCRACY 374
CHAPTER XX: THE PENITENTIARY TEMPTATION 383
PART FIVE: SECOND JOURNEY TO AMERICA 407
CHAPTER XXI: THE POLITICAL EDUCATION OF THE BOURGEOISIE 409 CHAPTER XXII: Souvenirs RECOLLECTIONS IN/TRANQUILLITY 428
CHAPTER XXIII: Souvenirs SOCIALISM AND THE CRISIS OF THE POLITICAL 456
CHAPTER XXIV: The Old Regime and the Revolution: Mythistoricus et theoretieus 498
CHAPTER XXV: The Old Regime: MODERNIZATION AND THE POLITICS OF LOSS 531
CHAPTER XXVI: POSTDEMOCRACY 561
NOTES 573
INDEX 641

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