Democracy in the United States of America

Book presentation


THU 28.04.11 | 20:00

Kaaitheater, Sainctelettesquare 18, 1000 Brussels

In Dutch

The Dutch translation of the master piece De la démocratie en Amérique (1835/40) by Alexis de Tocqueville will appear soon. Hesitating between admiration and doubt, this French aristocrat paints a beautiful picture of the American society in order to show Europe its destined future. Andreas Kinneging (University of Leiden) Dirk Verhofstadt (Liberales) and Naema Tahir, author of Een moslima ontsluiert and Kostbaar bezit, introduce the work by Tocqueville and persuade the audience of its current (European) importance.

In collaboration with the VUB and the University of Leiden