Monday, March 02, 2009

Despotism

de Tocqueville. de Tocqueville. People drop Alexis de Tocqueville's name like they've actually read his stuff. Some of us have, and are the better for it.

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion blesses us with a link to "A timeless critique from Tocqueville" - an eerie prescience of the Obama nation?

From Democracy in America, volume two, part four, chapter six: "What Kind of Despotism Democratic Nations Have to Fear"



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