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Alexis De Tocqueville’s Democracy in America | Primary Source Close Reads Explained

What is “Civil Society?” In this episode of Primary Source Close Reads Explained, Kirk reads a chapter from Alexis De Tocqueville’s ‘Democracy in America’ to explore what this question meant to him. Written after his journey to America in the 1830s, De Tocqueville’s book is a reflection on American society and how its democratic system works. Why does civil society matter, according to De Tocqueville?

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