In 1831, the French government dispatched philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville to assess why American democracy had thrived while the European polities were seemingly heading in the opposite direction. In 2015, a foreign writer with a similar name has dispatched himself to discover whether the American dream is still alive and well in the so-called Asian Century.
In coming months, this blog will provide a chain of notes, anecdotes and experiences aiming to provide a picture of US politics and culture as it heads into a potentially transformative presidential election cycle.
Naturally, it will also reflect upon Australia’s place in the coming world order, offering a comparative analysis without the BS (hopefully).
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