To Be a True Practitioner of Democracy

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Carnegie Corporation of New York President Vartan Gregorian delivered this address to the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University’s class of 2013 on Sunday, May 19.

In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat visiting the United States saw a new phenomenon in America. In Democracy in America, the book that emerged from his experiences, he called it "individualism," a word he coined to describe the self-reliant character of Americans, who reveled in their freedom from aristocracies...

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