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James Bryce

George W. Carey There was a time not so long ago when Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America and James Bryce’s American Commonwealth would be mentioned...

The best that E. L. Godkin, the editor of the liberal journal The Nation, could say about United States congressmen in 1874 was that "we underrate their honesty, but we overrate their intelligence." Henry Adams, another patrician critic...