Tocqueville At 200

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    I thought some might be interested in this. Democracy in America is at the top of books that have influenced my perspective on America in particular and government in general:

    http://www.opinionjournal.com/taste/?id=110007030
     
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    DeToqueville is the one person in all of history
    that I know of who went way out on a limb
    in presdicting the future, and scored bulls-eyes
    three times:

    1. The ascendance of US global power.

    2. Its eventual rivalry with the competing
    autocratic system of Russia.

    3. Eventual adoption of Democracy in Europe.

    Here is a link summarizing his thoughts:

    http://news.monstersandcritics.com/...php/Walker`s_World_France`s_pro-American_sage

    (from the link):
     
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    Not to mention he coined the word, 'superpowers'.

    He had a grasp on the 'essence' of American culture, that even most American observers here or removed, still fail to understand.
     
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    I had no idea. I always assumed it was a post-WW2 coinage.




    Sad, isn't it?
     

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