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Whereas Alexis de Tocqueville defined the United States because the 'absolute democracy,' Karl Marx observed the kingdom as a 'defiled republic' as long as it authorized the enslavement of blacks. during this insightful political heritage, Nimtz argues that Marx and his companion, Frederick Engels, had a much more acute and insightful interpreting of yank democracy than Tocqueville simply because they well-known that the overthrow of slavery and the cessation of racial oppression have been important to its awareness. Nimtz's account contrasts either the writings and the civil motion of Tocqueville, Marx and Engels, noting that Marx and Engels actively mobilized the German-American group towards the slavocracy ahead of the Civil warfare, and that Marx seriously supported the Union reason. This effective and insightful research into the techniques of 2 significant thinkers presents clean perception into earlier and current debates approximately race and democracy in the US
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S. civil society such as slavery and the treatment of Indians were "collateral" to an explanation of democracy. His other assertion, that the Catholic Church was a paragon of democracy, must have appeared ludicrous to Marx in view of his critique of the Church (p. 51). Marx's critique of "patriarchal laws" anticipates Rheinhardt's critique of Tocqueville's defense of"America's gendered hierarchy"(Mark Reinhardt, The Art of Being Free: Taking Liberties with Tocqueville, Marx and Arendt [Ithaca: Comell University Press, 1997], p.
2, p. 217. It's possible that Marx relied on Thomas Hamilton's observations, cited below, about the Workingmen's Party in New York in making this point. 24. M, p. 390. 25. Gustave de Beaumont, Marie or, Slavery in the United States (Baltimore: The [ohns Hopkins Press, 1999), p. 7. 26. Thomas Hamilton, Men and Manners in America, 2 volumes (Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1833). Unfortunately, the 1999 edition of Marie doesn't include the appendix on religious groups that refers to Democracy in America: Two Perspectives / 35 Hamilton's book.
In terms of the subject before us, this refers to the actual course of the democratic movement. In the context of a world in which precapitalist socioeconomic formations dominated, or in particular settings in which this was true, real democrats, especially its most radical wing, the communists, were obligated to ally with the bourgeoisie in opposition to retrograde modes of production like feudalism and slavery. ' The institution of the political program of the bourgeoisie (liberal democracy) was required for the working class to advance its own interests.