“De La Démocratie en Amérique” is a classic French text. The original French title is “On Democracy in America,” but official translations of the book just call it “Democracy in America.” Today, we can use either title to describe democracy in the United States. Nevertheless, we should not confuse Democracy in America with a dictatorship. Rather, we must focus on our country’s strengths and weaknesses to understand its current status.
A democracy, in its spirit, focuses on a group of people working together to improve society. The idea of democracy is related to struggles for social equality. It must be understood that democratic institutions cannot work in isolation. The more individuals are connected, the more democracy can achieve. But what can be done to make democracy in America more effective? How can we keep this spirit alive in the twenty-first century? Read Democracy in America to find out.
The US is a democracy that developed from Celtic, Roman, and Teutonic ideas. Throughout its history, it has undergone a series of political adjustments. Franklin often talks about “political adjustment,” and we need to realize that it is not merely theoretical but also a practical affair. And this is the other half of the apple of civil discord. We must learn to use the best of our democracy. If we do, our democracy will last.
Democracy in America was a landmark book, a seminal work that revolutionized our understanding of democracy. The author, Alexis de Tocqueville, was fascinated with the idea of a free society, and he recognized the profound impact of democracy on modern times. Tocqueville also recognized the dynamic energy that fueled the democracy. It is also considered a classic of the topic. The book is available in several languages, including French, German, and Spanish.
A recent survey by the Pew Research Center has found that Americans are increasingly pessimistic about democracy. As a result, only 19% of Americans feel confident about the 2020 presidential election. A majority of respondents (73%) say that American democracy is not a good model for other countries. The results are worrying for the future of American democracy. The Pew research shows that the American political system is not as democratic as we once thought it was.
Many critics of American democracy feared that the country would descend into anarchy. Tocqueville, however, saw a more alarming threat: that the country would lose its self-government and become increasingly unaccountable. In other words, democracy teaches citizens to be more responsible and suspicious of the ‘natural’ power that exists in our society. And it fosters the “gestalt switch” that promotes a fear of power in a society.
As a result, the US has increasingly alienated its citizens, causing social unrest and political confusion in other countries. This interference is a major problem for world peace and social tranquility. If the US wants to maintain its reputation as a democracy in the world, it must do better at its own democracy and improve its relations with other countries. Its people, and those of other countries, will benefit from that. In addition, the world will be a better place if all nations can live in harmony.