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Alexis de Tocqueville

“When the taste for physical gratifications among them has grown more rapidly than their education . . . the time will come when men are carried away and lose all self-restraint . . . . It is not necessary to do violence to such a people in order to strip them of the rights they enjoy; they themselves willingly loosen their hold. . . . they neglect their chief business which is to remain their own masters.”


Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America: Volume 2
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Democracy in America: Volume 2 Democracy in America: Volume 2 by Alexis de Tocqueville
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