Ideas for writing assignment: Democracy in America
I need ideas for a writing assignment for the book Democracy in America. This is the prompt: Tocqueville-ify some odd aspect of American modern life (e.g., gum chewing, teeth whitening). Your job is to discover one, to convince us that it is democratic rather than merely American (something that Tocqueville himself doesn’t always do), and to explain it. The best essays will also imitate Tocqueville’s distinctive style
In the book “Democracy in America’ Tocqueville observes the democratic revolution that he understands to have been taking place over hundred years ago. Tocqueville stared into the prosperous self-governing system in America as a possible way for post-revolutionary in France, trusting that the free principles it preserves had a reflection on the spirit of the times and even heavenly willpower.