[tohk-vil, tok-; French tawk-veel]
- A·lex·is Charles Hen·ri Mau·rice Clé·rel de [a-lek-see sharl ahn-ree maw-rees kley-rel duh] /a lɛkˈsi ˈʃarl ɑ̃ˈri mɔˈris kleɪˈrɛl də/, 1805–59, French statesman and author.
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Examples from the Web for tocqueville
“America is great because she is good,” wrote Tocqueville back in the day.After Torture Report, Our Moral Authority As a Nation Is Gone
December 11, 2014
Tocqueville, by stark contrast, does not believe that approach can prevail.
And if Tocqueville is right, then Piketty is mistaken, despite the impressive scope and sophistication of his work.
This is why Tocqueville puts such a stress on the perils of patronage.
Tocqueville emphasizes how American habits carry over into politics much more so than the reverse.
Tocqueville's was that of wide observation and bitter disappointment.
We can hardly have a better authority on this point than Tocqueville.The Map of Life
William Edward Hartpole Lecky
Yet it was a happy country, as the pages of Tocqueville bear witness.Historical Essays
James Ford Rhodes
Nothing, Tocqueville has observed, is so conducive to mercy as equality.With Americans of Past and Present Days
J. J. Jusserand
Corcelles, with Lanjuinais and Tocqueville on the boulevards, 48.The Recollections of Alexis de Tocqueville
Alexis De Tocqueville
- Alexis Charles Henri Maurice Clérel de (alɛksi ʃarl ɑ̃ri mɔris klerɛl də). 1805–59, French politician and political writer. His chief works are De la Démocratie en Amérique (1835–40) and L'Ancien régime et la révolution (1856)