Is the Despotism that Tocqueville Feared Inevitable?

Soft Despotism, Democracy’s Drift:Montesquieu, Rousseau, Tocqueville, and the Modern Prospect Paul A. Rahe Yale University Press, 2008; 400 pages, $38.00 The American people have fallen into the habit of expecting government to solve all problems, removing risk from their lives, and providing for all their needs and wants. It is commonplace now for individuals to look […]

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