Alexis de Tocqueville

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iol.co.za
To vote or not to vote: Is this the question?are told we would be “stupid not to vote” in, is miles away from the enlightenm
To vote or not to vote: Is this the question?
iol.co.za / Posted a minute ago
are told we would be “stupid not to vote” in, is miles away from the enlightenment views of early liberal thinkers such as Alexis de Tocqueville who argued that “if men are to remain civilised or to become so, the art of associating together must... Read more
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Calgary Sun
America deserves Trumpdemocracy, the people get the government they deserve. And in America, they des
America deserves Trump
Calgary Sun / Posted 5 days ago
democracy, the people get the government they deserve. And in America, they deserve Donald Trump. The old adage comes from Alexis de Tocqueville, a French historian and writer who studied early American democracy. Tocqueville’s book, Democracy in... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
The wonder statedraws back with a shudder. No wonder so many are tempted to stay home Tuesday,
The wonder state
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
draws back with a shudder. No wonder so many are tempted to stay home Tuesday, Nov. 8. It wasn't always like this. Alexis de Tocqueville, our sharp-eyed visitor from France back in the 1830s, penned this picture of how it used to be: "For a... Read more
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Acton Commentary
Socialism Makes People Selfishthat inform our economic priorities - to explain how European economic life has
Socialism Makes People Selfish
Acton Commentary / Posted 8 days ago
that inform our economic priorities - to explain how European economic life has drifted in the direction of what Alexis de Tocqueville called "soft despotism", and the ways in which similar trends are manifesting themselves in the United... Read more
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Acton Commentary
Who is Theresa May?that inform our economic priorities - to explain how European economic life has
Who is Theresa May?
Acton Commentary / Posted 15 days ago
that inform our economic priorities - to explain how European economic life has drifted in the direction of what Alexis de Tocqueville called "soft despotism", and the ways in which similar trends are manifesting themselves in the United... Read more
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The Atlantic
One Secret Ingredient of Great B-Moviesof the debate you fall on, it’s difficult to ignore the uniquely American dimen
One Secret Ingredient of Great B-Movies
The Atlantic / Posted 16 days ago
of the debate you fall on, it’s difficult to ignore the uniquely American dimensions of small talk. In the 19th century, Alexis de Tocqueville marveled at how citizens of the young country could talk so much without really saying anything. Last... Read more
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Namibia Economist
Ravaged woodlandsWest is striking. “The American, the daily witness of such wonders, does not s
Ravaged woodlands
Namibia Economist / Posted 19 days ago
West is striking. “The American, the daily witness of such wonders, does not see anything astonishing in all this,” wrote Alexis de Tocqueville, marvelling at the new continent’s vast forests and their rapid clearance. “This incredible... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Save Huttigpublic affections. It is the first link in the series by which we proceed towar
Save Huttig
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 20 days ago
public affections. It is the first link in the series by which we proceed towards a love to our country and to mankind." Alexis de Tocqueville, our French visitor with a sharp eye back in the 1830s, observed the habit among Americans to form... Read more
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Breitbart
The Left’s Bloody War on Women: Sending Chicks into Combat Betrays Men, Women and Civilizationbunks? Do you go weeks without bathing, like infantrymen? If the person next t
The Left’s Bloody War on Women: Sending Chicks into Combat Betrays Men, Women and Civilization
Breitbart / Posted 20 days ago
bunks? Do you go weeks without bathing, like infantrymen? If the person next to you at work makes a mistake, do you die? Alexis de Tocqueville warned that democratic capitalist societies would need to stress ladifférence between the sexes even... Read more
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Acton Commentary
William B. Allen on the Common Foundation of Christianity and Modern PoliticsI’ve included the video of Allen’s 2014 Acton Lecture Series presentation, whic
William B. Allen on the Common Foundation of Christianity and Modern Politics
Acton Commentary / Posted 22 days ago
I’ve included the video of Allen’s 2014 Acton Lecture Series presentation, which he references during his speech. In 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat and ambitious civil servant, made a nine-month journey throughout America.... Read more
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Acton Commentary
Patriotism, Politics and Christianitythe activities and institutions that operate between the individual and the gov
Patriotism, Politics and Christianity
Acton Commentary / Posted 23 days ago
the activities and institutions that operate between the individual and the government continue to be at work just as Alexis de Tocqueville observed in the 1830’s. It is in this “middle” that America’s churches, nonprofits and community... Read more
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Acton Commentary
Natural rights and social dutiesto God, family, society, and humanity on which all of our rights depend and for
Natural rights and social duties
Acton Commentary / Posted 23 days ago
to God, family, society, and humanity on which all of our rights depend and for which all of our rights exist. In 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat and ambitious civil servant, made a nine-month journey throughout America.... Read more
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Breitbart
Happy Birthday, America!you are to live here and to be a citizen of the greatest country in the history
Happy Birthday, America!
Breitbart / Posted 23 days ago
you are to live here and to be a citizen of the greatest country in the history of human civilisation. It started with Alexis de Tocqueville in 1835. It continues today with me. If you find that depressing, at least remind yourselves that you... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Political Parties: Have They Become Obsolete?the tide of increasing emasculation of political parties as it is being experie
Political Parties: Have They Become Obsolete?
Daily Maverick / Posted 24 days ago
the tide of increasing emasculation of political parties as it is being experienced in so many other nations. But, as Alexis de Tocqueville had warned of a weak reformist government in Czarist Russia some 150 years earlier, “The most... Read more
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Deseret News
How religious involvement influences life and well-being in AmericaIn 1831, 26-year-old Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville arrived in the United Stat
How religious involvement influences life and well-being in America
Deseret News / Posted 25 days ago
In 1831, 26-year-old Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville arrived in the United States to “examine, in detail the American society which everyone talks of and no one knows.” His careful observations, later published in the well-known "Democracy in... Read more
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Orange County Register
E Populist Unum?of as a national community absorbing over 300 million individuals into an admin
E Populist Unum?
Orange County Register / Posted 25 days ago
of as a national community absorbing over 300 million individuals into an administrative state. The 19th-century Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville judged that the long experience of “township freedom” was the wellspring of American liberty. Local... Read more
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The Hindu
How to read the popular willunjustified because it violates the right of minorities to secure ‘voice’ in de
How to read the popular will
The Hindu / Posted 29 days ago
unjustified because it violates the right of minorities to secure ‘voice’ in decision-making. Liberals from J.S. Mill, to Alexis de Tocqueville, to Thomas Jefferson and John Adams have feared the ‘brute power’ of majorities, created often through... Read more

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