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Political Associations, Parties, and the Press

  • Sheldon Gellar

Abstract

Tocqueville asserted that democracy could not sustain liberty and flourish without political associations. Political associations served as “great free schools to which all citizens come to be taught the general theory of association.” Since political parties were not highly structured in his day,Tocqueville often used political parties and political associations interchangeably.

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Chapter Six Political Associations, Parties, and the Press

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