Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis de Tocqueville was a noted French political commentator in the 1800's. After a trip to learn more about the United States he wrote:

"The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other."

de Tocqueville, Alexis, The Republic of the United States and Its Political Institutions Reviewed and Examined, Henry Reeves translator, (Garden City, NY, A.S. Barnes & Co.) 1851, Vol. I p.335.

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