This article assesses the gulf between Tocqueville’s claim that human beings have naturally transcendent souls and his observations of the democratic souls of Americans.
Author information: Jack Sauter is a senior at Northern Illinois University studying political science and Spanish. He plans to teach English abroad for a year before going to graduate school.
"Tocqueville and the Earthbound American Spirit,"
Compass: An Undergraduate Journal of American Political Ideas: Vol. 2:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.jsu.edu/compass/vol2/iss1/7