Alexis de Tocqueville

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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 yesterday
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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Raw Story
How Trump’s right-wing hipster allies are trying to use gays as a weapon against Muslimsas a “Jewish lesbian feminist lunatic,” promoted the Israeli army as a model fo
How Trump’s right-wing hipster allies are trying to use gays as a weapon against Muslims
Raw Story / Posted 9 days ago
as a “Jewish lesbian feminist lunatic,” promoted the Israeli army as a model for gay self-protection, compared himself to Alexis de Tocqueville, and celebrate the Catholic church in Ireland for supposedly “looking after gay people before any... Read more
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Op-Ed News
How Trump and His Hipster Right-Wing Allies Are Trying to Use Gay People as a Weapon Against Muslimsas a "Jewish lesbian feminist lunatic," promoted the Israeli army as a model fo
How Trump and His Hipster Right-Wing Allies Are Trying to Use Gay People as a Weapon Against Muslims
Op-Ed News / Posted 9 days ago
as a "Jewish lesbian feminist lunatic," promoted the Israeli army as a model for gay self-protection, compared himself to Alexis de Tocqueville, and celebrated the Catholic church in Ireland for supposedly "looking after gay people before any... Read more
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Orange County Register
Should we seek our fortunes elsewhere?chance and luck in the achievement of sudden advantage. And as critics of crony
Should we seek our fortunes elsewhere?
Orange County Register / Posted 10 days ago
chance and luck in the achievement of sudden advantage. And as critics of crony corporatism have observed – as far back as Alexis de Tocqueville – the rise of a powerful patronage system, which offers beneficiaries a way of short-circuiting the... Read more
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Breitbart
Here’s Everything I Wanted To Say About Islam Yesterday, But Couldn’tthe true stock of American culture. Before I was saying America can be Great Ag
Here’s Everything I Wanted To Say About Islam Yesterday, But Couldn’t
Breitbart / Posted 13 days ago
the true stock of American culture. Before I was saying America can be Great Again with Trump, it took a Frenchman named Alexis de Tocqueville to document the miracle of American democracy in his 1835 book “Democracy in America.” I share... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Chinese companies form a Seattle chamber of commerce to smooth their path hereFrance. In the segment, titled “Weed on Wall Street,” the show’s reporters — a
Chinese companies form a Seattle chamber of commerce to smooth their path here
The Seattle Times / Posted 17 days ago
France. In the segment, titled “Weed on Wall Street,” the show’s reporters — a little like their 19th century predecessor Alexis de Tocqueville — make their way across the Land of the Free, from Seattle to Colorado to the New York Stock Exchange.... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Diego Pellicer gets a few minutes of buzz on French TVFrance. In the segment, titled “Weed on Wall Street,” the show’s reporters — a
Diego Pellicer gets a few minutes of buzz on French TV
The Seattle Times / Posted 18 days ago
France. In the segment, titled “Weed on Wall Street,” the show’s reporters — a little like their 19th century predecessor Alexis de Tocqueville — make their way across the Land of the Free, from Seattle to Colorado to the New York Stock Exchange.... Read more
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Mississippi Business Journal
JACK WEATHERLY: A British writer cottons to Mississippi, and vice versacrowd of about 250 he addressed at St. James Episcopal Church in Jackson last w
JACK WEATHERLY: A British writer cottons to Mississippi, and vice versa
Mississippi Business Journal / Posted 20 days ago
crowd of about 250 he addressed at St. James Episcopal Church in Jackson last week. Could it be that Grant may become the Alexis de Tocqueville of the 21st century for Mississippi, or at least part of it? The Frenchman visited the young democracy... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Demagoguery, Duopoly, & The Death Of America's Body Politicmaintained for its people vis-à-vis other economies in the world. However, tha
Demagoguery, Duopoly, & The Death Of America's Body Politic
Zero Hedge / Posted 22 days ago
maintained for its people vis-à-vis other economies in the world. However, that unique economic and political America that Alexis de Tocqueville would describe almost two centuries ago [Democracy in America] may have had its incredible... Read more
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The New Statesman
Breaking the consensusthe labour movement will be at the forefront of this revolution. We must not m
Breaking the consensus
The New Statesman / Posted 24 days ago
the labour movement will be at the forefront of this revolution. We must not miss our chance to make the future fairer. As Alexis de Tocqueville said “the health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by... Read more
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Rutland Herald
Big and little lovesusing power well, seeking honor and glory and being worthy of them. The amount
Big and little loves
Rutland Herald / Posted 28 days ago
using power well, seeking honor and glory and being worthy of them. The amount of big love in a society can rise and fall. Alexis de Tocqueville wondered if democracy would dampen Americans� big love. �What worries me most,� he wrote, �is the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
What Makes a Revolution?are not constructed around 90% local airplay. I have been pondering a truism i
What Makes a Revolution?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 30 days ago
are not constructed around 90% local airplay. I have been pondering a truism identified by the French historian, Alexis de Tocqueville in his musings on the causes of the French revolution, that favourite matric exam question, certainly... Read more
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Salon.com
Andrew Sullivan is blind: It’s elitists who helped give rise to America’s neo-fascist movementUnion, but it’s hardly a usable tool for analyzing the world around us. Sulliva
Andrew Sullivan is blind: It’s elitists who helped give rise to America’s neo-fascist movement
Salon.com / Posted 1 months ago
Union, but it’s hardly a usable tool for analyzing the world around us. Sullivan might better have used the testimony of Alexis de Tocqueville, who at least laid eyes on the political system he was critiquing. Sullivan produces as his killer... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Examining American Exceptionalismnor will those convicted remain so in the face of evidence, direct personal exp
Examining American Exceptionalism
Zero Hedge / Posted 1 months ago
nor will those convicted remain so in the face of evidence, direct personal experience and the geography of place. Alexis de Tocqueville was one. The son of Norman aristocrats, de Tocqueville lives a short life. Born in Paris, July 29th,... Read more

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