Alexis de Tocqueville is one the most influential political thinkers of the 19th century. In Ancien Regime and Revolution, he brilliantly examines the causes, the course and the consequences of the French Revolution. He provides a great expose of how the French society was shaped and organized during the old regime. Tocqueville gives a clear explanation of how the Revolution broke out; how the French nobility was so estranged from the French people; and why the Revolution was inevitable.
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