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ESSAY: The Bad And The Very Bad

ESSAY: The Bad And The Very Bad

By Daniel Klein “The entire book that you are going to read,” wrote Alexis de Tocqueville in the introduction to Democracy in America (1835), “was written under the pressure of a sort of religious terror in the author’s soul, produced by the sight of this irresistible revolution.” This religious terror haunts the two volumes of Democracy in America. […]