Readership: Readers who want a quick view of Tocqueville, political scientists and historians, courses in American politics and political thought, conservative readers
Harvey Mansfield, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Government, Harvard
Harvey C. Mansfield is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Government at Harvard University and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He translated Tocqueville's Democracy in America into English and has written such books as Manliness and Machiavelli's Virtue. He was awarded the National Humanities Medal and delivered the 2007 Jefferson Lecture for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
"He accomplishes precisely what volume of this sort ought to: an accessible synthesis of the author's work that serves both as an introduction and as a provocative study in its own right." - TLS d