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Notre Dame: How to Read Tocqueville’s Democracy in America

April 26, 2023 @ 12:30 pm

On April 26, 2023, the Center for Citizenship & Constitutional Government at the University of Notre Dame will host Harvey Mansfield for a hybrid in-person/live streamed discussion of Tocqueville’s Democracy in America.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 • 12:30 PM ET
1030 Jenkins Nanovic Hall • University of Notre Dame

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Harvy C. Mansfield, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Government, studies and teaches political philosophy.

He has written on Edmund Burke and the nature of political parties, on Machiavelli and the invention of indirect government, in defense of a defensible liberalism and in favor of a Constitutional American political science. He has also written on the discovery and development of the theory of executive power, and has translated three books of Machiavelli’s and (with the aid of his wife) Tocqueville’s Democracy in America. His book on manliness has just been published.

He was Chairman of the Government Department from 1973-1977, has held Guggenheim and NEH Fellowships, and has been a Fellow at the National Humanities Center. He won the Joseph R. Levenson award for his teaching at Harvard, received the Sidney Hook Memorial award from the National Association of Scholars, and in 2004 accepted a National Humanities Medal from the President.

He has hardly left Harvard since his first arrival in 1949, and has been on the faculty since 1962.

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Notre Dame’s Center for Citizenship & Constitutional Government seeks to cultivate thoughtful and educated citizens by supporting scholarship and education concerning the ideas and institutions of constitutional government.

The Center aims to explore the fundamental principles and practices of a free society so that citizens and civic leaders are equipped to secure our God-given natural rights, exercise the responsibilities of self-government, and pursue the common good.

The Center aspires to further Notre Dame’s Catholic character and mission by providing a forum where, through free inquiry and reasoned discussion, the Catholic intellectual tradition is brought to bear on enduring and contemporary questions concerning a just constitutional order.

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