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The Resource The art of being free : how Alexis de Tocqueville can save us from ourselves, James Poulos

The art of being free : how Alexis de Tocqueville can save us from ourselves, James Poulos

Label
The art of being free : how Alexis de Tocqueville can save us from ourselves
Title
The art of being free
Title remainder
how Alexis de Tocqueville can save us from ourselves
Statement of responsibility
James Poulos
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Most folks probably don't learn about Alexis de Tocqueville in school anymore, but his seminal work, Democracy in America, is still surprisingly resonant. When he came to America in 1831 to study our great political experiment, he reported that the main issues were: religion, money, sex, death, love, gender inequality, work and politics. Clearly, we haven't come as far as one might hope. But it wasn't all doom and gloom. De Tocqueville not only cataloged our problems; he also provided a manual on how to solve them. In The Art of Being Free, journalist and scholar James Poulos parses de Tocqueville's advice for a modern audience, showing us how to live a sane, healthy, and happy life, regardless of the hectic world around us. Poulos dives into the original, beloved text to see what Tocqueville would say about our relationship to technology; our methods for coping with stress; our obsession with appearances; our workaholism; and our physical indolence. He explores how our uniquely American malaise might be alleviated, not by the next wellness or self-help craze, but by the kind of inner inventory-taking that has fallen out of fashion. Like Sarah Bakewell's How to Live or Alain de Botton's How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Art of Being Free offers a vital new twist on a collection of timeless wisdom--for Americans of all ages"--
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Poulos, James
Dewey number
320.973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK216.T7193
LC item number
P68 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tocqueville, Alexis de
  • Democracy
  • Political culture
  • United States
Label
The art of being free : how Alexis de Tocqueville can save us from ourselves, James Poulos
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Change -- Faith -- Money -- Play -- Sex -- Death -- Love
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781250077189
Lccn
2016036708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn947145975
  • (OCoLC)947145975
  • 2059833
Label
The art of being free : how Alexis de Tocqueville can save us from ourselves, James Poulos
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Change -- Faith -- Money -- Play -- Sex -- Death -- Love
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781250077189
Lccn
2016036708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn947145975
  • (OCoLC)947145975
  • 2059833

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