Populism, the pandemic, and resurgent socialism have recently brought Americans to ask revolutionary questions, reconsidering the nation’s founding narrative and its very identity, past and future. America, of course, was birthed in revolution. How should our country’s revolutionary origin inform our self-understanding in this moment that portends radical change? What distinguishes the American revolution from other great historical revolutions? What are the origins and the consequences of the revolutionary spirit? Inspired by these questions, the Tocqueville Program, in this series, will promote reflection on the history, psychology, and metaphysics of revolution.
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Ginny and Sandy MacNeil, Beth and Ravenel Curry, The AWC Family Foundation, The Hipp Family, Mary and Bill Howes, Lynda Gilkeson, Mark Pelesh of the Strada Education Network, and several other individual donors, alumni, parents, and philanthropic organizations are the sponsors of the Tocqueville Program. They support the Tocqueville Program in the belief that genuine liberal education encourages students to become more thoughtful citizens and more dignified human beings, and we are immensely grateful for their support.