de Tocqueville predicted our enslavement to pettiness and bureaucracy

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On APRIL 16, 1859, French historian Alexis de Tocqueville died.

After nine months of traveling the United States, he wrote Democracy in America in 1835, which has been described as

“the most comprehensive…analysis of character and society in America ever written.”

In 1895, Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert compiled The Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers, which included the statement from Alexis de Tocqueville:

“Christianity is the companion of liberty in all its conflicts – the cradle of its infancy, and the divine source of its claims.”

Alexis de Tocqueville predicted how Americans would lose their freedom (Democracy in America, Vol. 2, 1840, The Second Part, Bk 4, Ch. VI):

“I had noted in my stay in the United States that a democratic state of society similar to the American model could lay itself open to the establishment of despotism with unusual ease…

It would debase men without tormenting them…

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