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Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis Charles Henri Clérel, Viscount de Tocqueville (29 July 1805 – 16 April 1859) was a French diplomat, political scientist, and historian. He was best known for his works Democracy in America (appearing in two volumes: 1835 and 1840) and The Old Regime and the Revolution (1856).

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I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussio
I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger ev
When the past no longer illuminates the future the spirit walks in darkness.
No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.

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