Abstract

The publication of Tocqueville's Écrits et discours politiques in 1962 shed new light on his entire oeuvre and also raised new questions. Because his support for France's colonial policy has often been ignored or downplayed, this article reconstructs Tocqueville's intellectual and political stands with regard to Algeria. Using Edward Saïd's now classic analysis of orientalism, it proposes a new interpretation of the democratic thinker as an undeniable if atypical orientalist.

pdf

Additional Information

ISSN
1543-7787
Print ISSN
1539-3402
Pages
pp. 77-96
Launched on MUSE
2006-07-06
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.