Prompt:  What is individualism and in what ways it is a danger to both individua

What is individualism and in what ways it is a danger to both individuality and democratic government? Compare and contrast Karl Marx and Alexis de Tocqueville on the social causes of individualism and the proper remedies to it. Is individualism a failed idea entirely, or are there positive aspects to individuality as well? If we do keep individuality, what kind do we need (romantic, autonomous, virtuous)? 
Title of the Paper: What does it mean to be an Individual? 
Word Count
Create a Thesis Statement: (Cut and paste your thesis statement here). 
Plagiarism Agreement:
I (your name), do hereby swear and declare that I did not copy and paste from the internet, that I properly cited all outside sources, and that the entirety of the work below is mine. This statement is a statement of consent to the plagiarism policy of CSU Sacramento and Professor Selby’s course. 
(Your name typed). 
Times New Roman font, 12 points size
Use the easy citation method provided below, for the rest of it, any commonly accepted ACADEMIC citation style is fine. 
Do NOT use outside resources. Only use the resources i have provided 
Have a boring but effective first sentence. “The idea of a state of nature is a central concept in philosophical liberalism, with historical roots in the political theory of John Locke.” You may use that one. 
Your introduction should outline your paper. I often use a ‘first, second, third’ approach. 
cite the sources frequently, usually 2-3 times per paragraph. 
Easy citation method for online readings from Canvas or Globalyceum:
(Name, Title of Reading, Online Resource, Page #)
Page # only if necessary.