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“The Tocquevillean Moment….and Ours”

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Date:
October 17, 2013
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Venue

Room 1078/The University of Mississippi School of Law

Organizer

Steven Skultety/Department of Philosophy and Religion
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By:

Dr. Wilfred M. McClay

G.T. & Libby Blankenship Chair

Center for History of Liberty

University of Oklahoma

 

Abstract:

Alexis de Tocqueville was one of the most profound and enduringly influential thinkers of the nineteenth century. He saw it as his task to make sense of the massive waves of social change engulfing his time and place, and guide the emerging culture of modernity away from its own worst tendencies. His insights and his methods are more valuable than ever today, as we try to think through the implications of technological and social change upon our constitutional system, our culture, and our methods of education.