/ March 31, 2008

Free Book of the Month: Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy In America


Each month Fastcase hosts a book (as a PDF document) that has fallen out of copyright for your legal reading delight. This month we bring you Alexis de Tocqueville, a French observer and critic of American democracy. Below are some quotes taken from the text:

“The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.

“There is hardly a political question in the United States which does not sooner or later turn into a judicial one.

“Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.”

Read the entire publication below:

Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy In America (PDF)

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