Alexis de Tocqueville


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  • ''Scarcely any political question arises in the United States that is not resolved, sooner or later, into a judicial question.''
    Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859), French social philosopher. Democracy in America, vol. 1, ch. 16 (1835).
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  • ''I do not find fault with equality for drawing men into the pursuit of forbidden pleasures, but for absorbing them entirely in the search for the pleasures that are permitted.''
    Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859), French social philosopher. Democracy in America, vol. 2, ch. 32 (1840).

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