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Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis de Tocqueville
Alexis de Tocqueville (July, 29 1805 – April, 16 1859) was a historian and French political thinker best know for his works Democracy in America and The Old Regime and the Revolution.

Democracy in America Book 2. Influence of Democracy on the Feelings of Americans Chapter I: Why Democratic Nations Show a More Ardent and Enduring Love of Equality than of Liberty The...

I had remarked during my stay in the United States, that a democratic state of society, similar to that of the Americans, might offer singular facilities for the establishment of despotism; and I perceived, upon my return to...

Alexis de Tocqueville An excerpt from Democracy in America. I had remarked during my stay in the United States that a democratic state of society, similar to that of the...

I also see gentle and virtuous men whose pure mores, quiet habits, opulence, and talents fit them to be leaders of those who dwell around them. Full of sincere patriotism, they would make great sacrifices...

"By and large the literature of a democracy will never exhibit the order, regularity, skill, and art characteristic of aristocratic literature; formal qualities will be neglected or actually despised. The style will often be strange,...