Gregorian on “Democracy In America”

Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, discusses Tocqueville’s classic work “Democracy In America” with Open Mind host Richard D. Heffner.

The new Signet Classic publication of “Democracy In America” includes an Afterword by Gregorian.

Heffner starts the interview by asking Gregorian to expound upon a passage from the book’s new Afterword: “After all, Democracy in America is not just the title of a book written by a visitor who passed some time among our Forefathers and then went home. It is a great notion, a living, breathing ideal and a work in progress that all Americans are in the process of creating together.”

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