After Tocqueville shows democracy "more revolutionary, more acidic, more destructive of the goods of life" than philosopher even understood.
"Alexis de Tocqueville is the great analyst and 'prophet' of the 'democratic revolution' that relentlessly continues to transform the modern world. He remains an indispensable reference point for everyone who wants to think about the human soul under conditions of modernity. In After Tocqueville, the conservative man of letters Chilton Williamson Jr. sets out to analyze Tocqueville’s insights and the prospects for democracy in a world marked by centralization, bureaucratization, moral relativism, and the full torrent of what Walter Lippmann called the 'acids of modernity.'" -- Daniel J. Mahoney, the American Conservative