Suggested Readings: “What Sort of Despotism Democratic Nations Have to Fear”

July 21, 2016

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Reader in White, Ernest Meissonier

Subjection in minor affairs breaks out every day and is felt by the whole community indiscriminately. It does not drive men to resistance, but it crosses them at every turn, till they are led to surrender the exercise of their own will. Thus their spirit is gradually broken and their character enervated;

– Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Read Chapter VI of de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America.

 

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