Democracy Study Guides

  • Democracy

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  • America: A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

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    America: A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction is a book by Jon Stewart published in 2004. The book is written as a mock-textbook for high school history and civics classes and includes articles by many of the writers for the satirical Daily Show. The book satirizes American politics and history, poking fun at politicians, bureaucracy and historical events. The book also contains humorous activities and picturees, such as (fake) nude photos of Supreme Court justices.

  • Democracy in America

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    Democracy in America is an examination of American society by the French political philosopher, Alexis de Tocqueville. The two-volume work examines the continual progress of democracy and equality over the past seven hundred years and attempts to explain why the republican form of government in the US has lasted so long. Tocqueville discusses equality, the middle class, national sovereignty, both the constraints and relative freedom of American women, the separation of church and state and threats to American democracy.