Alexis De Tocqueville

Alexis De Tocqueville

was a French political thinker and historian best known for his Democracy in America (appearing in two volumes: 1835 and 1840) and The Old Regime and the Revolution (1856)
I am far from denying that newspapers in democratic countries lead citizens to do very ill-considered things in common; but without newspapers there would be hardly any common action at all. So they mend many more ills than they cause.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All revolutions more or less threaten the tenure of property: but most of those who live in democratic countries are possessed of property - not only are they possessed of property but they live in the condition of men who set the greatest store upon their property.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Furthermore, when citizens are all almost equal, it becomes difficult for them to defend their independence against the aggressions of power.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To remain silent is the most useful service that a mediocre speaker can render to the public good.More Alexis De Tocqueville quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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