Democracy in America Topics for Discussion

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Discuss the relationship between religion and democracy. Is the former necessary to maintain the latter, as Tocqueville asserts? Is it true that religion and politics can live in separate spheres and not influence each other?

Are there benefits to an aristocratic regime over a democratic government? Are there remnants of aristocracy in modern America? Discuss whether the political, economical or intellectual elite ended up replacing the aristocrats of old Europe in today's America?

Tocqueville is well-known for having foreseen some of the major problems facing democracy and America. Did the author forget some essential problems linked to democracy? Name a few of them.

Back in 1830, America had never been involved in an armed conflict outside its own frontiers. Does the past (and ongoing) involvement of the United States in wars overseas change anything to what the book has to say about democracy as a...

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