Learn about Tocqueville’s greatest gift to America through the new Belmont Abbey online course “Tocqueville’s Democracy in America”
Our world today is filled with news on conflict, blame, and fear; common sense and good values have seemingly lost their place in society.
It is easy to forget the principles on which our country was founded, but Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America can remind us. His work also provides insight into how we can improve our society by uniting our Christian beliefs and our love of liberty.
Just 55 years after America’s revolution, when the young Tocqueville arrived, our growing country was still trying to find the balance between the democratic principles of liberty and the pursuit of happiness and our Christian values of faithfulness and unity. Tocqueville came to America to study our prison system, but he left with something far more valuable: a deep insight into our future as a country.
His thoughts and findings are still valuable now.
But what does his work have to do with our lives today? What can we learn from a book written nearly 200 years ago?
Join us for a four-part video course, Tocqueville’s Democracy in America, taught by Belmont Abbey’s Dr. Joseph Wysocki, Dean of the Honors College, and you will learn:
- Who Alexis de Tocqueville was and why his work is relevant today
- What role of religion in American politics
- How Christian principles can be the antidote to the harmful effects democracy has had on our souls
- Why the majority has so much power, and the danger that power presents
- What you can do in your life to combat the effects of restlessness and materialism
- And much, much more…
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