The Alexis de Tocqueville Society (Political Theory)


The Alexis de Tocqueville Society is a student-led, voluntary association which seeks to facilitate discussion and further critical reflection among the student body of Patrick Henry College. It is affiliated with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (, a relationship that has served the college well for several years now. The Society strives to foster a spirit of intellectual inquiry and rigor through the publication of a journal, Notes on the Times, and the invitation of noted thinkers and speakers to lecture on a variety of topics. Speakers in the past have included scholars such as Dr. Claes Ryn, Dr. Patrick Deneen, Bill Kauffman, Dr. Vigen Guroian. Joel Salatin, and Dr. James Matthew Wilson.
ATS's members have traditionally been among the most academically motivated and accomplished on campus. ATS's current leadership is in the hands of Ryan Hauser (Moderator, '14) and Ethan Foster (Vice Moderator, '14).  For more information, contact


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