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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 and Gustave de Beaumont in America Their Friendship and Their Travels edited by Oliver Zunz, translated by Arthur Goldhammer (University of ... 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 R ...
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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    Despotism may govern without faith, but liberty cannot.... How is it possible that society should escape destruction if the moral tie is not strengthened in proportion as the political tie is relaxed? And what can be done with a people who are their own masters if they are not submissive to the Deity?
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    It is almost never when a state of things is the most detestable that it is smashed, but when, beginning to improve, it permits men to breathe, to reflect, to communicate their thoughts with each other, and to gauge by what they already have the extent of their rights and their grievances. The weight, although less heavy, seems then all the more unbearable.
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    I have no hesitation in saying that although the American woman never leaves her domestic sphere and is in some respects very dependent within it, nowhere does she enjoy a higher station. And ... if anyone asks me what I think the chief cause of the extraordinary prosperity and growing power of this nation, I should answer that it is due to the superiority of their women.
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