1 pages essay


· This assignment is based on two resources:

1. Chapters 4-6 of the textbook Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong

2. Module 3 online reading

In Chapter 6, N-B make the point that Americans operate on a concept which Tocqueville called "self-interest well-understood."  This principle fosters democracy because it promotes a win-win situation, whereas traditional French thinking operates on a winner-take-all model (p.78).

Write a short essay beginning with the sentence: "In reading about French history and reflecting on N-B's analysis of the French disdain for compromise, I was struck by...." 

In your essay, cite specific examples from three different periods of history that you conclude either strengthen or weaken N-B's hypothesis that the French mind-set favors the winner-take-all outcome.

Length: 2 paragraphs



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