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Montaignean Happiness and Tocqueville's Americans

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 May 2023

Keegan Callanan*
Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, USA


The Storeys have undoubtedly written a splendid book. Its excellence lies not only in the authors’ ability to bring to light the thoughts of their subjects but in their own powerful social criticism folded into the analysis throughout.

A Symposium on Benjamin Storey and Jenna Silber Storey's Why We Are Restless: On the Modern Quest for Contentment
Copyright © The Author(s), 2023. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of University of Notre Dame

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1 de Tocqueville, Alexis, Democracy in America, ed. and trans. Mansfield, Harvey C. and Winthrop, Delba (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), 52CrossRefGoogle Scholar.

2 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Harvard Address, June 8, 1978.

3 Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 663.