Alexis De Tocqueville (1805-1859)

February 16, 2011


De Tocqueville provides Must Reading for those in search of the essential America and its people, in its infancy and in the present.

Excellent detailed, easily navigable resource at

Read “Democracy in America” unabridged and a wealth of commentary at

A digest of De Tocqueville at BrainyQuotes.

Clear biography and bibliography at

2 Responses to Alexis De Tocqueville (1805-1859)

  1. […] dying if not actually dead. The causes? The usual thing: an electorate. who in defiance of De Tocqueville’s solemn warning have voted themselves too much of the Treasury. Oh, there’s Silicon […]

  2. […] are not required to provide the basics of life for themselves. This nightmare is one foretold by Tocqueville: “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the […]

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