Alexis de Tocqueville on the Tyranny of the Majority

Collector: Ann V.

The writings of a French diplomat and political philosopher, Alexis de Tocqueville, offer young scholars much to think about. In the three-lesson unit, class members examine Tocqueville’s arguments about the power of the majority and consequences, in American democracy. They also consider his thoughts about how the majority can silence the voices of a minority and constrain freedom of thought.

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