Political Theory

Liberty and Political Order in America: Tocqueville and Henry Adams


This conference paired writings by Alexis de Tocqueville and Henry Adams in an effort to open up a conversation about liberty in an American context—particularly with respect to the nature of American democracy, the changes it has undergone, the threats it faces, and its safeguards.


Conference Readings

Adams, Henry. Democracy, Esther, Mont Saint Michel and Chartres, The Education of Henry Adams. New York: The Library of America, 1983.

Tocqueville, Alexis de. Democracy in America, Volumes 1 and 2 [English Edition]. Edited by Eduardo Nolla. Translated by James T. Schleifer. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2012.