Thursday, July 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)

A sociologist and political scientist before there were sociologists or political scientists, de Tocqueville studied early America in his two-volume Democracy in America. I suppose he expected too much of us. I wonder what he would make of our experiment and our people today. Regardless, Americans love and revere him for having loved us.

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