the american republic....

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    "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money"


    Alexis de Tocqueville

    French historian and political scientist. 1805-1859
     
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    poignant
     
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    I've always beamed when I thought about Tocqueville's views on American exceptionalism.

    But in the light of the last several decades' Ameican foreign policy, I often consider his view that Muslim counties can never have democracy, since the laws in these countries have a legal system arising from theology.

    Tocqueville was prescient in your quote.

    Is he also as far as Islam?
     

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