Alexis de Tocqueville

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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 11 hours 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 3 days 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 4 days 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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Acton Commentary
Social democracy will harm American dreamthat inform our economic priorities - to explain how European economic life has
Social democracy will harm American dream
Acton Commentary / Posted 5 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
5d
Acton Commentary
What is Brexit, and Why Should You Care?that inform our economic priorities - to explain how European economic life has
What is Brexit, and Why Should You Care?
Acton Commentary / Posted 5 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
5d
Philly.com
Carl M. Buchholz, lawyer and civic leader, dies at 51and help everyone around a table understand what the issues were." He and his
Carl M. Buchholz, lawyer and civic leader, dies at 51
Philly.com / Posted 5 days ago
and help everyone around a table understand what the issues were." He and his wife served as co-chairs of United Way's Alexis de Tocqueville Society. Mr. Buchholz was named United Way's volunteer of the year in 2011. A gentle and genial man,... Read more
6d
Raw Story
Why Andrew Sullivan’s critique of the Trump phenomenon gets everything backwardUnion, but it’s hardly a usable tool for analyzing the world around us. Sulliva
Why Andrew Sullivan’s critique of the Trump phenomenon gets everything backward
Raw Story / Posted 6 days 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
6d
The New Yorker
The New Activism of Campus Lifelight pollution.” In “The Old Regime and the Revolution,” a study of political
The New Activism of Campus Life
The New Yorker / Posted 6 days ago
light pollution.” In “The Old Regime and the Revolution,” a study of political ferment in late-eighteenth-century France, Alexis de Tocqueville observed that, in the decades leading up to the Revolution, France had been notably prosperous and... Read more
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The Christian Post
If Intolerant Liberals Succeed, 'Conservatives Should Be Very Afraid,' Expert Saysinquiry, freedom of expression and a competition of ideas. Its founders were pe
If Intolerant Liberals Succeed, 'Conservatives Should Be Very Afraid,' Expert Says
The Christian Post / Posted 9 days ago
inquiry, freedom of expression and a competition of ideas. Its founders were people like John Locke, Thomas Jefferson and Alexis de Tocqueville. Among its most important ideas are freedom of conscience and speech; individual (as opposed to group)... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
A Better World: All over our country, Americans are reinventing their communitiesabout 24 cities and short sessions in another 24. Discovering America on road
A Better World: All over our country, Americans are reinventing their communities
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 11 days ago
about 24 cities and short sessions in another 24. Discovering America on road trips is a great tradition: Lewis and Clark, Alexis de Tocqueville, John Steinbeck and William Least Heat Moon. After all, this is a huge nation. And in the era of Big... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
This is how fascism comes to Americahave been warning for decades about government suffocating liberty. But here is
This is how fascism comes to America
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
have been warning for decades about government suffocating liberty. But here is the other threat to liberty that Alexis de Tocqueville and the ancient philosophers warned about: that the people in a democracy, excited, angry and... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Social isolation a major American problemchurch. Up until now there has been no library and no polling station. The clos
Social isolation a major American problem
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 12 days ago
church. Up until now there has been no library and no polling station. The closest police station is 45 miles away. Alexis de Tocqueville wrote that Americans are great at forming spontaneous voluntary groups. But in towns like Lost Hills,... Read more
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Rutland Herald
One community at a timemiles away. Until recently there were no sidewalks nor many streetlights, so it
One community at a time
Rutland Herald / Posted 12 days ago
miles away. Until recently there were no sidewalks nor many streetlights, so it was too dangerous to go trick-or-treating. Alexis de Tocqueville wrote that Americans were great at forming spontaneous voluntary groups. But in towns like Lost Hills,... Read more
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Salon.com
David Brooks: Only corporate America can save us from social isolationhis Tuesday New York Times column, David Brooks argued that America’s last hope
David Brooks: Only corporate America can save us from social isolation
Salon.com / Posted 13 days ago
his Tuesday New York Times column, David Brooks argued that America’s last hope of being the community-based country Alexis de Tocqueville wrote about 181 years ago could very well the new people Mitt Romney and the Supreme Court declared also live... Read more
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Salon.com
Rumors in the Kingdom: What elites are whispering about the increasingly shaky Saudi regimelook like. It is dangerous to talk of democracy. They do not publically hope fo
Rumors in the Kingdom: What elites are whispering about the increasingly shaky Saudi regime
Salon.com / Posted 17 days ago
look like. It is dangerous to talk of democracy. They do not publically hope for anything more than economic openings. Alexis de Tocqueville, who knew a great deal about the overthrow of a monarchy, wrote in 1865 that the most dangerous moment... Read more
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18d
Evening Standard
Rosamund Urwin: Do the maths - or risk political embarrassmentwhen correctly analysed. Panglosses might hope for more from our politicians. B
Rosamund Urwin: Do the maths - or risk political embarrassment
Evening Standard / Posted 18 days ago
when correctly analysed. Panglosses might hope for more from our politicians. But as the French political thinker Alexis de Tocqueville noted: we get the government we deserve. Statistical illiteracy isn’t unique to Hunt, and it’s enabled... Read more
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Acton Commentary
The Captain of Conscienceand the inevitable conflict between powers of coercion and conscience. We can w
The Captain of Conscience
Acton Commentary / Posted 19 days ago
and the inevitable conflict between powers of coercion and conscience. We can well imagine Captain America observing with Alexis de Tocqueville, “Despotism may govern without faith, but liberty cannot. How is it possible that society should escape... Read more
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Acton Commentary
In Defense of Wall Streetthat inform our economic priorities - to explain how European economic life has
In Defense of Wall Street
Acton Commentary / Posted 19 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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Desert Dispatch
Steps toward ‘hard’ despotism in the United StatesIn his classic two-volume work “Democracy in America,” (1835) Alexis de Tocquev
Steps toward ‘hard’ despotism in the United States
Desert Dispatch / Posted 20 days ago
In his classic two-volume work “Democracy in America,” (1835) Alexis de Tocqueville warned of “soft” and “hard” despotism, meaning either bureaucratic or political tyranny. Certainly, the federal government has betrayed tendencies of the first with... Read more
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The Escanaba Daily Press
Socialism’s false promiseis mutually shared poverty. It is the ultimate liberal fantasy and is built on
Socialism’s false promise
The Escanaba Daily Press / Posted 21 days ago
is mutually shared poverty. It is the ultimate liberal fantasy and is built on envy, a sense of entitlement and greed. Alexis de Tocqueville captured the essential difference between the two conflicting systems when he wrote: "Democracy and... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Duterte is not the threat, it is cheatingwill finally have the change reformists desire. It remains to be seen what the
Duterte is not the threat, it is cheating
Pilipino Star / Posted 24 days ago
will finally have the change reformists desire. It remains to be seen what the 2016 revolution in the Philippines will be. Alexis de Tocqueville differentiated “between political revolutions, sudden and violent revolutions that seek not only to... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Thomas: Socialism is the ultimate liberal fantasyis mutually shared poverty. It is the ultimate liberal fantasy and is built on
Thomas: Socialism is the ultimate liberal fantasy
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 24 days ago
is mutually shared poverty. It is the ultimate liberal fantasy and is built on envy, a sense of entitlement and greed. Alexis de Tocqueville captured the essential difference between the two conflicting systems when he wrote: “Democracy and... Read more
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Orange County Register
Fight Club film resonates in today's political landscapeforefront of our political imagination. But the collapse of a sound education i
Fight Club film resonates in today's political landscape
Orange County Register / Posted 29 days ago
forefront of our political imagination. But the collapse of a sound education in how vastly we differ from Europe – such as Alexis de Tocqueville provides – is probably a much bigger factor. Nevertheless, neither liberal progress projects nor... Read more
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Acton Commentary
Did President Obama save the world from a Great Depression? Probably not.that inform our economic priorities - to explain how European economic life has
Did President Obama save the world from a Great Depression? Probably not.
Acton Commentary / Posted 30 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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Waxahachie Daily Light
Born on third basehe came from. Call it Myth America instead of Miss America, but most of it is r
Born on third base
Waxahachie Daily Light / Posted 1 months ago
he came from. Call it Myth America instead of Miss America, but most of it is real and got you to third base.Whether or not Alexis de Tocqueville really said that “America is great because America is good,” it suggests that a spiritual thrust to our... Read more

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