The Democracy of the Spectacle

19 January 2023

My article on “The Democracy of the Spectacle” is freely available here. This is part of the Tocqueville Review’s tribute to Olivier Zunz, with whom I collaborated on several Tocqueville translations.


  • Anonymous says:

    Dear Art:
    I want to commend your effort in “The Democracy of the Spectacle” –and for making it freely available.
    I think your diagnosis is so carefully constructed, so well founded –and so helpfully inspired by Alexis de Toqueville– that it sails far above the commonplace explanations for our present discontents.
    On French politics, we often disagree –civilly.
    On U.S. politics, though, I think we have no quibble.
    I have already passed on a link to the article to one friend, a close observer of politics here, and will do the same with other colleagues.
    With every best wish–

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