“But one also 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.” Political Consequences of the Social State of the Anglo-Americans.
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) was, and still is, considered a renowned political thinker and historian. Arriving from France in 1831, he toured the United States for more than a year, marveling at the success of our new and burgeoning country. His observations were published in his two-volume book titled Democracy in America in 1835 and 1840 and have remained pertinent and studied to this very day. kqd
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