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Study Guide Democracy in America De Tocqueville 1.What is the significance, for Tocqueville, of “the social state”? Do you agree with him? Why or why not? 2.What does Tocqueville mean when he says the “social state of the Americans is eminently democratic? Do you agree? Why or why not? 3.Why does Tocqueville dwell on the role of the laws of inheritance in the United States? What is he trying to say? 4.Does Tocqueville believe there is equality in America? In what way? What is his definition of equality? Is his definition acceptable? Why or why not? 5.Tocqueville claims, “What I find most repulsive in America is not the extreme freedom reigning there but the shortage of guarantees against tyranny.” What does he mean by freedom and tyranny? 6.What is the difference, according to Tocqueville, between the old tyranny and the new? Which kind of tyranny do you think is more dangerous? Under which would you prefer to live?
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