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Tocqueville’s Guizot Moment

Nicholas Toloudis

Although it is not much mentioned in the scholarly literature, the school shows up as an important motif in both volumes of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America. Tocqueville distinguished between civic education, which he saw as crucially important to the survival of democracy, and scholastic education, which could threaten it. There is a tension between these educations, which becomes clearer upon noticing Tocqueville's support for the political doctrine of freedom of education, which was so important in French politics during the July Monarchy (1830-1848). The source of this tension lies in Tocqueville's understanding of the American social condition and decentralized administration as being amenable to civic education, while centralized France precluded it. This tension is mediated, the article suggests, by Tocqueville's perception of the essential religiosity of French society.

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Evelyn Bernadette Ackerman Liberalism under Siege: The Political Thought of the French Doctrinaires by Aurelian Craiutu

Sudhir Hazareesingh Funerals, Politics, and Memory in Modern France, 1789-1996 by Avner Ben-Amos

Isabelle Merle Exile to Paradise: Savagery and Civilization in Paris and the South Pacific 1790-1900 by Alice Bullard

Jon Cowans Making Jazz French: Music and Modern Life in Interwar Paris by Jeffrey H. Jackson

Mary D. Lewis In the Aftermath of Genocide: Armenians and Jews in Twentieth-Century France by Maud S. Mandel

Sara B. Pritchard The Light-Green Society: Ecology and Technological Modernity in France, 1960-2000 by Michael Bess

Todd Shepard France and Algeria: A History of Decolonization and Transformation by Philip C. Naylor

Frank R. Baumgartner Party, Society, Government: Republican Democracy in France by David Hanley

Katherine Opello French Women in Politics: Writing Power, Paternal Legitimation and Maternal Legacies by Raylene L. Ramsey

Andrei S. Markovits Football in France: A Cultural History by Geoff Hare

Charles Cogan Qui a tué Daniel Pearl? by Bernard-Henri Lévy

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Rose Wellman and Max Klimburg

‘open-minded interests and doctrinaire narrow-mindedness’. Friedl gratefully recognises the unconditional hospitality that she and her family experienced from people who were ‘feared by outsiders for their violence’, and which made it difficult for her

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Le moment Lamennais

Modern Slavery and the Re-description of People (and Democracy) in Spain and Chile

Gonzalo Capellán

democracy” based on the idea of a “sovereignty of reason.” The French doctrinaire Edouard Alletz thought that those who believe in the triumph of the “old democracy,” that is, “the majority of the number,” were wrong and that the middle classes were the

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Sarah Horton and Adrian van den Hoven

, Marxism, and Communism,” Ronald Aronson stresses that “Camus remained his own person: radical, non-doctrinaire, moral, and suspicious of violence.” (223) But he concludes: [His] ruminations show no evidence of reading Marx, and his subsequent

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The Specter of Communism

Denmark, 1848

Bertel Nygaard

liberal opposition, but now invoking basic liberal values in defense of royal predominance. His position was comparable to that of the French Doctrinaires. 38 During the debates on the suffrage laws of the new constitution, he warned vehemently of the

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The Perception of Time and the Meaning of History among Spanish Intellectuals of the Nineteenth Century

Ana Isabel González Manso

, Pierre Rosanvallon highlighted that although doctrinaires used history to challenge the jus rationalist model (already criticized by Burke), they did so in a very different way than the representatives of German political romanticism, which extolled the

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Algorithmic Intimacy

The Data Economy of Predatory Inclusion in Kenya

Kevin P. Donovan and Emma Park

situated attentiveness to the needs, habits and aspirations of the poor is framed as a virtuous style of development: responsive and pragmatic in contrast to doctrinaire approaches. It also encourages participants to move easily between commercial ventures

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Class versus Nation

A History of Richard Turner’s Eclipse and Resurgence

Ian Macqueen

Klimke 2009 ; Marwick 1999 ; Suri 2005 ). In Western Europe and the United States the New Left was critical not only of capitalism but also of the communism of the Soviet Union and its doctrinaire interpretations of Marxism. What took form as the New

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Parallel Lives

Remembering the PCF and the CGT

George Ross

problems in the declining phase of the cycle” (Herzog, 79). In this optic the proposed nationalizations in the Common Program were practical, not doctrinaire. “It is very hard to climb out of a phase of capital devaluation by increasing private investments