In the last years, we have repeatedly come across the idea that the U.S. is a deeply divided country. When you think about it, the (hypothetical) reasons for a separation among the population of the U.S. could be many: Democrats … Continue reading
Landing in Berlin was the moment we understood that our Tocqueville-roadtrip was definitely over. On one hand we were happy to be home again, but on the other we already missed being on the road, meeting new people, learning new … Continue reading
Thanks to our hosts Amanda, Anna and Diego, we just had a wonderful time in Buffalo (and at Niagara falls, here are some pictures). All three of them are very active in their community, organising various volunteer programs.
Early this morning we left Utica for Ithaca. To be fair, Tocqueville never went to Ithaca. He stopped at Syracuse and continued to Auburn to see the prison. This prison was considered the most modern of its kind in the … Continue reading
Equality is one of the key concepts in Tocqueville’s Democracy in America. “Nothing struck me more forcibly than the general equality of condition among the people”, he wrote. Yet, what did he mean by equality? Today, we spoke to Professor … Continue reading
At Union Square station on the New York subway, we met people from the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG). They were asking people to register as voters for the upcoming elections. In our video, their project coordinator explains … Continue reading
Hallo! Am 7. Oktober starten wir einen Roadtrip durch die USA. Wir werden vom Wahlkampf berichten und vor allem der Frage nachgehen, was die amerikanische Gesellschaft spaltet und zusammenhält. Als Inspiration dient uns die Reise des französischen Philosophen Alexis de … Continue reading