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Alexis De Tocqueville

Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville (; 29 July 1805 – 16 April 1859) 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). In both of these works, he analysed the rising living standards and social conditions of individuals and their relationship to the market and state in Western societies. Democracy in America (1835), his major work, published after his travels in the United States, is today considered an early work of sociology and political science.

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Alexis De Tocqueville - Works
... Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont in America Their Friendship and Their Travels edited by Oliver Zunz, translated by Arthur Goldhammer (University of Virginia Press 2011) 698 pages ... De la démocratie en Amerique (1835/1840)—Democracy in America ... English language versions Tocqueville, Democracy in America, trans ...
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... Alexis de Tocqueville (France, 1805–1859) Some literature De La Démocratie en Amérique, 1831–1840 (Democracy in America, ) L'Ancien Régime et la Révolution, 1856 ...
Alexis De Tocqueville Award
... The Alexis de Tocqueville award can refer to a number of awards named after the prominent Frenchman who wrote Democracy in America ... The current known awards include The Alexis de Tocqueville award awarded by the Independent Institute The Alexis de Tocqueville Award for Excellence in Advancement of ...

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    Consider any individual at any period of his life, and you will always find him preoccupied with fresh plans to increase his comfort. Do not talk to him about the interests and rights of the human race; that little private business of his for the moment absorbs all his thoughts, and he hopes that public disturbances can be put off to some other time.
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    Though it is very important for man as an individual that his religion should be true, that is not the case for society. Society has nothing to fear or hope from another life; what is most important for it is not that all citizens profess the true religion but that they should profess religion.
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    When an opinion has taken root in a democracy and established itself in the minds of the majority, it afterward persists by itself, needing no effort to maintain it since no one attacks it. Those who at first rejected it as false come in the end to adopt it as accepted, and even those who still at the bottom of their hearts oppose it keep their views to themselves, taking great care to avoid a dangerous and futile contest.
    —Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–1859)