Samuel Gregg on Tocqueville and democracy’s fall in America

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‘Democracy in America’ by Alexis de Tocqueville is a 19th century book that serves as a guide to explain how the American political system has evolved into its current state. In this book, Tocqueville describes what he noticed about American democracy when he traveled through the country in 1831.  Acton Institute Director of Research, Samuel Gregg gives insight in a new article at Public Discourse of what Tocqueville noticed about American democracy and how it might be susceptible to despotism. Gregg starts out by explaining the connections between democracy and equality, something that Tocqueville took extra note of:
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