Talk:Democracy in America

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So Many Edits, Leaving in the Pokemon[edit]

Why has no one fixed the reference to Tocqueville "returning to Pallet Town" with Brock and Misty? I don't edit pages because wikieditors are crazy and undo anything they didn't do themselves. So whoever thinks they own this article get the Pokemon references outta here! Promontoriumispromontorium (talk) 19:37, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

Synergy with Tocqueville Page[edit]

The ideas and concepts shared on the Democracy in America page seem to be different from those shared in the Democracy in America section of the Tocqueville page. This should be rectified so Wikipedia is providing a consistent account.

Ethan Stone 10:43, 15 Oct 2006 (UTC)

Longer on evaluation than facts[edit]

This feels like a class paper, longer on evaluation than facts.

In fact probably from gsdfgg .

Charles Matthews 14:35, 14 Apr 2004 (UTC)

I've rewritten the article almost entirely. It should be better now. Lowellian (talk)[[]] 06:38, Nov 29, 2004 (UTC)

How about...?[edit]

How about combining this article and Tocqueville -article? The Tocqueville article itself is quite short now, so combining these two we would get one long article instead of two short.

political society[edit]

helping hands needed! AfD was put on political society article. The idea seems to be invented by Tocqueville. He pay great importance to it in Democracy in America, as well as to 'political association' concept (there is different chapter on it). --discourseur 10:17, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Merge with Alexis de Tocqueville?[edit]

Although this and the account of Democracy in America on the Alexis de Tocqueville page differ, they both represent alternative legitimate analyses. Maybe this page should be subsumed into the Alexis de Tocqueville page with both versions contrasted. (talk) 15:05, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Disagree. Tocqueville's life had importance in France beyond his authorship of Democracy in America. Recent biography would be great source material for the Toqueville article. A.T.S. in Texas (talk) 15:50, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Bernard Henri Levy -American vertigo[edit]

Having just broached this on the talk page for de Tocqueville's article, this topic I feel needs addressing here as well. This comparatively recent work was formulated as a pretty much direct comparison to De Tocqueville's DiA, Levy visits the penitentiaries in the same manner, and explicitly addresses the comparisons between DiA and his own work. Whilst many of the conclusions that he, and us as readers, draw may be POV, it would be an error not to include some synopsis and details of this work. Thoughts? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cvmuk (talkcontribs) 11:15, 6 March 2009 (UTC)


democracy lets people have the right to vote. Democrary is where people are fair to one-another and respect each others opions. With democracy come rights and responsibilites. Democracy is the freedom to elect our own dictators. Obama was elected by people all over America but they could only do that by having democracy shared throughout America and people repecting on another. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:59, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

cool story, bro (talk) 00:17, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

"Literal" Title[edit]

A better (but slightly less literal) translation of the "literal" title would be "On Democracy in America"; in English, we usually use the preposition "on" (not "of") in titles where a subject is being treated. The Jade Knight (talk) 17:43, 29 March 2011 (UTC) I have now done this ("On…" is actually the literal translation, since the "De…" in French follows Latin usage, where it means "regarding, on, about, concerning"). Vbsaliensis (talk) 10:43, 18 February 2016 (UTC)

Page Development[edit]

Considering the importance of this book, we should explain some of the major themes. For example, we can discuss the Puritans, township democracy, his opinion of the federal constitution, tyranny of the majority over thought, etc. This would take a bit of work, but the page could benefit from a discussion on Tocqueville's main points. Otherwise, we should just combine this page with the one on Tocqueville himself. Churchillreader (talk) 08:25, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

Tocqueville wasn't wrong[edit]

Contarry to what is written in the article, Tocqueville wasn't wrong predicting that great thinkers would be less numerous in a democracy. Please compare the population of the US with the one you had in Europe when it wasn't democratic, and the difference between capacity to produce excllent thinker. No doubt that Tocqueville was right. By the way, he didn't say that the US wouldn't produce ANY thinker or author, so providing examples of authors (which are good, but most of them are way less impressive than top european authors before democracy) does not refute hime. Tocqueville was wrong in some predictions, but this one is correct. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ibanche (talkcontribs) 17:15, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

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