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Democracy’s Violence examines the writings of Alexis de Tocqueville, W. E. B. Du Bois, B. R. Ambedkar, and Hannah Arendt in order to understand the causes, forms, and consequences of collective violence in modern democracies. Through novel readings and comparisons of these four theorists I develop a theory of democratic violence, and defend democratic sociality, constituted by fraternity, courageous humility, and concerted social action.