Classics Revisited explores ‘Democracy in America’

Monthly series continues through May

DEARBORN – Classics Revisited will meet to discuss “Democracy in America” from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, in the Ford Collection Room of Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave.

In the mid-1800s, a French political scientist named Alexis de Tocqueville came to the United States to appraise the meaning and functioning of democracy.

This book, written as a result of his visit, contains his comments and criticisms – many of which are still vital in today’s world.

To check out or reserve a copy, go to the library, call 313-943-2330 or go to

Other titles Classics Revisited will discuss in the 2012-13 season are:

• Oct. 17: “The Prince” by Niccolo Machiavelli.

• Nov. 21: “Ethan Frome” by Edith Wharton

• Dec. 19: “Night” by Eli Wiesel.

• Jan. 16: “A Room of One’s Own” by Virginia Woolf.

• Feb. 20: “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry.

• March 20: “A Moveable Feast” by Ernest Hemingway.

• April 17: “My Life and Work” — Henry Ford’s autobiography.

• May 15: “The Arabian Nights” — anonymous, Burton translation.

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This program is sponsored by Friends of the Library-Dearborn.