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Peter Wickham brings us Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville’s piercing examination of America’s democratic system. One of the greatest examples of 19th-century political writing, the work leaves no stone unturned and offers many unique insights into American life today. We also have more non-fiction by Edmund Burke, with his impassioned treatise on the French Revolution, Reflections on the Revolution in France, as well as a recording of James Fenimore Cooper’s famous novel The Last of the Mohicans, a moving portrayal of the Seven Years War and the last remaining members of the Mohican tribe.
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In 1947 W.H. Auden published his eclogue The Age of Anxiety, which went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in the following year. The poem is essentially pessimistic, suggesting that man’s ambition to find his identity in a rapidly changing …