Friday, October 29, 2010
The Danger of a Single Despot
The above quote is from an introduction to Democracy in America, by John T. Morgan in the Kindle edition of the book. However, readers should be warned that this introduction is a product of, I believe, a 19th century historian, and some of his views on race are unfortunate, at best, at worst, racist. Still, the truth of some points he makes about deToqueville's understanding of America are still valid.