The fundamental character of American democracy.

While Tocqueville published his magnum opus Democracy in America nearly 182 years ago the unique cultural and political characteristics of Americans remain even to this day. When the United States was founded it was considered a radical experiment in democracy compared to the old monarchies of Europe. Now the US is considered by other first world countries to be somewhat behind politically as the US clings to old traditions and ways of governance. Is this a bad thing it is difficult to say.


One thought on “The fundamental character of American democracy.”

  1. This is a very thoughtful question. In my opinion I wouldn’t necessarily say that holding on to old traditions is a bad thing but the manner in which we do could be. I would say this is how we get they saying “history repeats itself”. If we continue to do the same things over and over again, the outcome will always remain the same.

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