Sigma: Journal of Political and International Studies


Anne Rowley


The French political philosopher, Alexis de Tocqueville, saw the endurance of American democracy as a possible model that would enable his contrymen to temper the illl effects of their own democratic system. Although he did not advocate that every aspect of the American model should be strictly adhered to, he worte about the goodness of American laws and the wisdom of the Americna Founding Fathers. Furthermore, as he described the practical application of their ideology, de Tocqueville appeared to align himself with most of their beliefs.