Saturday, February 19, 2005

Would de Tocqueville Say This Today?

The citizen of the United States is taught from his earliest infancy to rely upon his own exertions in order to resist the evils and the difficulties of life; he looks upon social authority with an eye of mistrust and anxiety, and he only claims its assistance when he is quite unable to shift without it. …

Sadly, I fear not.

via The Locker Room


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