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Hopeleslie1234: for not loving him, provided they do not love one another. He does not ask them to assist him in governing the state; it is enough that they do not aspire to govern it themselves” — Alexis de Tocqueville

PrepPundit: "No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country." ~ Alexis de Tocqueville

erickson_allan: "America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." Alexis de Tocqueville. We are running out of goodness. We allowed destroyers within because we’re spiritually weak. Only God can make us great. 2 Chronicles 7:14

JiQed: "The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults..." - Alexis de Tocqueville Isn't our aspirations or dreams of a better life for all a cause worth saving? Help fix it!

robertjhansen: It's true that originally democracy meant mob rule, but that was way back in ancient Greece. Alexis de Tocqueville called America a democracy way back in 1835 in his groundbreaking anthropological study of the nation.

A_Noble_Berean: I don't think I'll get very many if any answers to this question but I'll give it a shot: What is the best translation of "Democracy in America" by Alexis de Tocqueville?

elizaesqui: As Alexis de Tocqueville noted long ago, people who have freedom and plenty but lack the art of choosing will be “restless in the midst of their prosperity.”

warriors_mom: Alexis de Tocqueville | The First Amendment Encyclopedia: He was impressed by the role of freedom of association, freedom of the press in serving as a watchdog for the people, & religious freedom in sustaining beliefs that define American character.

YuriRoper: The 19th-century French diplomat and political scientist Alexis de Tocqueville said: “Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: While democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.

andrey_botea: Compared to the 20th century, an IQ of 80 would be a mild form of mental retardation. A scenario that neither Darwin nor Alexis de Tocqueville could have foreseen! with thanks to: Teresita Dussart = the end = (of intelligence life on Earth?) HeRmEs <><>™

JiQed: "The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults..." - Alexis de Tocqueville Isn't our aspirations or dreams of a better life for all a cause worth saving? If so, fix it!

GaiusBey: "I believe that right now we are sleeping on a volcano... Can you not sense that the earth is trembling again in Europe? Can you not feel the wind of revolution in the air?" Alexis de Tocqueville - 1848

mimiko_reyes: “As Alexis de Tocqueville noted long ago, people who have freedom and plenty but lack the art of choosing will be “restless in the midst of their prosperity.” “. There’s a reason why liberal arts unis are bastions of wokeness.

PatriotPolitic5: “In centuries of fervor, it sometimes happens that men abandon their religion, but they escape its yoke only to submit to that of another. Faith changes its object, it does not die.” Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

thinkwithlucie: In his book Democracy in America (1830s), Alexis de Tocqueville noted that the law of inheritance was the last step to equality. In particular, Tocqueville argued that equal inheritance rights among siblings had leveled the playing field in the United States.

mazen16721391: Alexis de Tocqueville noted long ago, people who have freedom and plenty but lack the art of choosing will be “restless in the midst of their prosperity.”

ClintThomas71: One finds in the human heart a depraved taste for equality which impels the weak to want to bring the strong down to their level and which reduces men to preferring equality in servitude to inequality in freedom. - Alexis de Tocqueville

CharlesTrahan19: “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville

CharlesTrahan19: “Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville

CharlesTrahan19: “There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville

CharlesTrahan19: “When I refuse to obey an unjust law, I do not contest the right of the majority to command, but I simply appeal from the sovereignty of the people to the sovereignty of mankind.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

CharlesTrahan19: “The happy and powerful do not go into exile, and there are no surer guarantees of equality among men than poverty and misfortune.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

punished_tonito: "Chance does nothing that has not been prepared beforehand" - Alexis De Tocqueville - Nathan Fielder

melissajmills: FDR signed the Social Security Act 87 years ago today. Heather Cox Richardson commemorates its significance and American roots - all the way back to Alexis de Tocqueville - a good read.

JoelCiszewski: I've always been an admirer of de Tocqueville & I was disappointed when I saw this, which I had never read before: "I know of no country in which there is so little independence and real freedom of discussion as in America." - Alexis de Tocqueville 9/10

BadTheoloTakes: Holden Caufield and Alexis de Tocqueville had a love-child, a kind of bean, the greatest of beans...

on_tyranny: “In Democracies […] the more a job is lowly and remote from science, the more the name is pompous and learned. Thus our rope dancers have been transformed into acrobats ...” - Alexis de Tocqueville

CerebralWisdom: Democracy aims at equality in liberty. Socialism desires equality in constraint and in servitude. - Alexis de Tocqueville

storizenmag: There is hardly a pioneer's hut which does not contain a few odd volumes of Shakespeare. I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for the first time in a log cabin. - Alexis de Tocqueville

TrainingMindful: “It is easier for the world to accept a simple lie than a complex truth.” ~ Alexis de Tocqueville

philluza: “The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.” -Alexis de Tocqueville

on_tyranny: “In aristocracies, men produce a few great pictures; in democracies, a mass of insignificant paintings. The former erects statues in bronze, the latter statues cast in plaster.” Alexis de Tocqueville

baseballcrank: Alexis de Tocqueville, on why the French constitution should be easier to amend than the American Constitution: "I thought it best to treat the French people as one would treat a madman, who is best left unshackled lest the constraint drive him wild."

baseballcrank: "Virtues of any kind are rare enough thar those who have them should not be harassed about their type and relative importance." - Alexis de Tocqueville

tacitusabides: Alexis de Tocqueville in his book Democracy in America, predicted that the US and Russia would become the world superpowers. He made this prediction in 1833.

tylersyck: Alexis De Tocqueville is perhaps the only thinker my liberal and conservative both claim with equal fervor.

JamesFDennin: The guy makes de Blasio look like Alexis de Tocqueville

Suri_Sing: “The most perilous moment for a bad government is when it seeks to mend its ways. Only consummate statecraft can enable a king to save his throne when, after a long spell of oppression, he sets out to improve the lot of his subjects.” ~ Alexis de Tocqueville

thisdarkage: In democracies, popular instincts prefer the inferior candidate. In the words of Alexis de Tocqueville, "the natural instincts of democracy persuade the people to remove distinguished men from power."

pleonidasp: Alexis de Tocqueville, DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA, II.2.6: On the Relation Between Associations and Newspapers

MarekZee: Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude. ― Alexis de Tocqueville

Zafrira: Just as Alexis de Tocqueville told the Paris City Council in 1848, the earth is quaking.

QuestFanning: “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money” -Alexis De Tocqueville It’s over.☹️

pleonidasp: "it. Without the institutions of a township a nation can give itself a free government, but it does not have the spirit of freedom." —— Alexis de Tocqueville, DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA I.1.5

NBForrest83: When French Author Alexis de Tocqueville visited the north and south he states in “Democracy in America” that, ironically the problem of race seemed to be far worse in the non-slave owning states than in slave owning states. Whites refuse to work side by side with blacks..

Babatun73094350: "..... customs of d people" as being more "efficient" than even d laws of d country"... informal yet ever-present, shapes d action of d political actors as well as d political attitudes of d ordinary citizens, despite d written constitutional rules" Alexis de Tocqueville

CerebralWisdom: The man who asks of freedom anything other than itself is born to be a slave. - Alexis de Tocqueville

mariafe59489540: "What I just read: “There is in the human heart a depraved taste for equality that leads the weak to want to lower the strong to their level, and leads men to prefer equality in servitude to inequality in freedom" Alexis de Tocqueville

skuntzman: “Nothing is more wonderful than the art of being free, but nothing is harder to learn how to use than freedom.” -Alexis de Tocqueville

GoFaithstrong: Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor without faith. ~Alexis de Tocqueville

tkucukcan: Following Alexis de Tocqueville: A Conversation with Historian and Biographer Olivier Zunz

Merrillmarkoe: Just reading Alexis de Tocqueville who warned in 1850 that modern democracy might create new forms of tyranny via 'the selfishness of individualism' where we are so enamored by 'a relaxed love of present enjoyments' that' we lose interest in the future of our descendants.' Ahem.

JustThi30117912: Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude. Alexis de Tocqueville 1848.

returnofthewawa: Im rereading democracy in america by alexis de tocqueville Hes french. You know what one of the things he beought with him to america was?

vpalsmith33: Increasingly open that my early doubts may look silly, "The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation but rather in her ability to repair her faults," Alexis de Tocqueville. From a classic of American poli sci, The Politics of Attention:

FrancisHarrod1: Alexis de Tocqueville was brought up for the bar, or rather for the bench, and became an assistant magistrate in 1830.

TheLeavingYear: Working my way through Alexis de Tocqueville's French Revolution. The suppression of religion was to Alexis a great error since w/out a higher power people go insane, notwithstanding Robespierre hated atheists, was not atheist, and still the terror. Go figure...

StantonSecurity: "Men will not accept truth at the hands of their enemies, and truth is seldom offered to them by their friends." ― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

willscharf: “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money” —Alexis de Tocqueville

DonPJenn: The prescient Alexis de Tocqueville writing in 1840: "There are at the present time two great nations in the world, which started from different points, but seem to tend towards the same end. I allude to the Russians and the Americans. Both of them have grown up unnoticed; and

GaddieWindage: Knoxville, Georgia (pop. 65) is county seat of Crawford County. Alexis de Tocqueville came here, to the old courthouse (now retired). So did I.

Catholic_Radio: Where Could I Be Better Off? "I do not see America. I see more than America. I am trying to make out the image of Democracy itself... with its inclinations and its passions!" Audio drama of Alexis de Tocqueville’s book about his USA visit

Austinelsayeed: …there are no proletarians in America. Since everyone has property of his own to defend, everyone recognizes property rights as a matter of principle” - Alexis de Tocqueville observed in 1835 And now look at us. Pathetic, do better america. Home matters.

BenjaminAyanian: And “The man who asks of freedom anything other than itself is born to be a slave” -Alexis De Tocqueville

oneking316: “In a revolution, as in a novel, the most difficult part to invent is the end.” - Alexis de Tocqueville

TheLeavingYear: TFW reading, say, Alexis de Tocqueville's French Revolution something like "rich Jews of the middle ages pretended to be poor to avoid being taxed" appears before your eyes and you realize it's a f-ing landmine out there in history world.

BestQuote85: I consider anybody a twerp who hasn't read 'Democracy in America' by Alexis de Tocqueville. There can never be a better book than that one on the strengths and vulnerabilities inherent in our form of government. -Kurt Vonnegut -Government

Michell06017336: “Fixed ideas of God and human nature are indispensable to the daily practice of men’s lives; but the practice of their lives prevents them from acquiring such ideas.” - Alexis de Tocqueville

LordBandsome: “I believe that right now we are sleeping on a volcano. Can you not sense that the earth is trembling again in Europe? Can you not feel the wind of revolution in the air?” — Alexis de Tocqueville

Hellachans: “We can state with conviction… that a man’s support for absolute government is in direct proportion to the contempt he feels for his country” Alexis de Tocqueville

sujimoto1: Quote of the Day: "There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle." - Alexis de Tocqueville

CerebralWisdom: The man who asks of freedom anything other than itself is born to be a slave. - Alexis de Tocqueville

des0007: A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country. -Alexis de Tocqueville, statesman and historian (29 Jul 1805-1859)

Homsher_PhD: Quotes from an exceptional American woman: "In its treatment of women, America is rare even among Western nations." Alexis de Tocqueville attributes “the unusual prosperity and growing strength” of America to “the superiority of their women.”

acitrano: “Men will not accept truth at the hands of their enemies, and truth is seldom offered to them by their friends.” —Alexis de Tocqueville

PrepPundit: "No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country." ~ Alexis de Tocqueville

Tocqueville21: Zunz's bio "must now stand as the authoritative biography of Alexis de Tocqueville, far surpassing the achievements of earlier biographers.. From start to finish, it is elegantly written, judicious, erudite, and a hugely insightful and informative read."

paulg: "I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America." — Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

BeFlyingBird: “History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville

TaylorPearsonMe: “A false idea, but one clear and precise, will always have more power in the world than a true, but complex, idea.” — Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

k8bushofficial: who is going to write the paul verhoeven ✈️ alexis de tocqueville essay? ( not me )

EphraimAyil: If, on the other hand, the same thing were to happen to Athens, one would conjecture from what met the eye that the city had been twice as powerful as in fact it is."

Efexxxx_: I would love to read more on Alexis de Tocqueville, His views on Local governments and democracy are interesting

GroomB: The Victorian era liked to think of itself as the age of great cities. Humankind had never experienced the modern city and many were bewildered and horrified. Alexis de Tocqueville called it "this new Hades". Two-minute clip from the audiobook.

Skill_EdMan: “But it is at least a consequence of what I just said that although the capacities of men are different, as the Creator intended they should be, the means that Americans find for putting them to use are equal.” -Alexis de Tocqueville

TheLeavingYear: This may come as no surprise to anyone but Alexis de Tocqueville is a reactionary, or he really believes that democracy peaked in Europe under feudalism.

Satiristas: "No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country." -- Alexis de Tocqueville, statesman, writer & historian (1805-1859)

team_introverts: Life is to be entered upon with courage.-Alexis de Tocqueville RALPHGAIL PIEnally TOGETHER

clay_hanna: “and if I were asked…to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people [Americans]ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply: To the superiority of their women.” -Alexis de Tocqueville

laphamsquart: “The legislator is like the navigator of a ship on the high seas. He can steer the vessel on which he sails, but he cannot alter its construction, raise the wind, or stop the waves from swelling beneath his feet.” — Alexis de Tocqueville, born on this day.

PubTriviaFacts: Alexis de Tocqueville Q: Name the Frenchman who visited the United States in the 19th century and wrote 'Democracy in America,' a study on American government and society.

njhochman: revision: "If tyranny ever comes to America, it will be in the form of a ban on comfortable flight footwear" - Alexis de Tocqueville

Concett46289917: We are way beyond that now!

shelholtz: It's hard to think of anyone more un-American than Christian Nationalists. Religion has no role in US government. That's enshrined in the 1st Amendment. It's what Alexis de Tocqueville found most exceptional about America. This undemocratic movement must be stopped.

JuliaJMayhew: Alexis de Tocqueville was brought up for the bar, or rather for the bench, and became an assistant magistrate in 1830.

alex_usyd: Liberalism and the Good Life | Journal of Social and Political Philosophy

everyTitleCincy: Democracy In America—Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859. 1990 Book | 320.973 t632 de items: 2 | circs: 214 | last circ: 12/2021 democracy,united states politics and government,social conditions united states,united states social conditions

JeffMarsico: “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” -Alexis De Tocqueville

welfordwrites: When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness. Alexis de Tocqueville

CerebralWisdom: Democracy aims at equality in liberty. Socialism desires equality in constraint and in servitude. - Alexis de Tocqueville



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