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Democracy In America

(4,5 Sterne; 6 Bewertungen)

The complete set of episodes for the old-time radio series "Democracy in America". This series dramatized Alexis de Tocqueville's famous book.

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

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Chapters

Preview Show 1

29:06

Preview Show 2

29:05

Where Could I Be Better Off

28:48

The Governor in the Boarding House

29:14

The 4th of July in Albany 1831

28:22

The Arc of Civilization

28:45

Any Woman Is a Lady

28:37

The Cement of Democracy

29:08

The Cold Water Army

29:04

The Heavenly Prison

29:10

The Tyranny of the Majority

28:39

Common Sense and Moonshine

29:06

The Chief Instrument of Freedom

28:08

The Aristocrats of Democracy

29:01

The Happy Republic

28:21

These Precious Premises

28:17

Bewertungen

You Can Learn a Lot from this Well-Executed Series

(4 Sterne)

The two preview shows are discussions on why the series was made: they are helpful, but can be skipped. The programs following have narration and observations from de Tocqueville, his conversations with his travelling companion Beaumont, and their conversations with the various Americans they meet. The production values are good and the sound quality, even though it is 32kbps, is fine. There are sound effects and the actors speak as if they were the actual characters. You'll learn a lot, but that doesn't mean that these programs are always serious: The Frenchmen are charming as they are always courteous and de Tocqueville is quite often enthusiastic.

Definitely worth the download

(5 Sterne)

I loved the two volume series that I have of DIA...and this series puts the exclaimation point on it... A great companion for the de Tocqueville classic...