Despotism in America an inquiry into the nature, results, and legal basis of the slave-holding system in the United States. by Richard Hildreth

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Published by J.P. Jewett and Company, Jewett, Proctor, and Worthington; [etc., etc.] in Boston, Cleveland, O .

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First published anonymously, Boston, l840.

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StatementBy Richard Hildreth ...
LC ClassificationsE449 .H642
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Paginationvi, [7]-306, [1] p.
Number of Pages306
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Open LibraryOL6529967M
LC Control Number11009326

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Soft despotism breeds fear, uncertainty, and doubt in the general populace. Alexis de Tocqueville observed that this trend was avoided in America only by the "habits of the heart" of its 19th-century populace. Concept. In Volume II, Book 4, Chapter 6 of Democracy in America, de Tocqueville writes the following about soft despotism.

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Check out our revolutionary side-by-side summary and analysis. Democratic despotism is a great danger, precisely because it is not so obvious as despotism by a single ruler and because it is perfectly compatible with rule by the majority. Democratic despotism is not a contradiction in terms, because democracy is a term indicating who rules, and despotism is a term indicating how much power the ruler has.

Alexis Charles Henri Clérel, comte de Tocqueville (French: [alɛgzi də tɔkvil]; 29 July – 16 April ), colloquially known as Tocqueville (/ ˈ t ɒ k v ɪ l, ˈ t oʊ k-/), was a French aristocrat, diplomat, political scientist and is best known for his works Democracy in America (appearing in two volumes, and ) and The Old Regime and the Revolution ().Constituency: Sainte-Mère-Église.

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Greed is always in good condition there, and the human mind, distracted at every moment from the pleasures of the imagination and the works of intelligence, is drawn only into the pursuit of wealth.

Mar 25,  · The idea of democratic despotism appears to be an oxymoron – a contradiction in terms. But, in “Democracy in America” () Alexis de Tocqueville offered a powerful description of. The French political philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville () describes what form of tyranny or despotism would come to America: it would be relatively mild, retain some of the “external forms of liberty”, but the people would behave like timid “animals”.

The former subject has been treated of in the work on the Democracy of America, which I published five years ago; to examine the latter is the object of the present book; but these two parts complete each other, and form one and the same work.

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This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Seen in this stained-glass light, “Democracy in America” is obviously a nineteenth-century book about the fragility of faith, written on the threshold of the age of Darwin and Flaubert and.

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Chapter Summary for Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America, vol 2 part 4 chapters 1 8 summary. Find a summary of this and each chapter of Democracy in America. Aug 10,  · Tocqueville and Soft Despotism.

Alexis de Tocqueville predicted this “soft despotism” long ago. Inthe second volume of Tocqueville’s Democracy in America was published. In the chapter What Sort of Despotism Democratic Nations Have to Fear, Tocqueville muses on the future of democratic societies and their potential for tyranny.

Jul 16,  · Germany under President Hindenburg was a republic. And yet in this republic an aggressive despotism took root and flourished under Adolf Hitler. [maps flags art cards swastikas animation James Brill narrators] When a competent observer looks for signs of despotism in a community, he looks beyond fine words and noble phrases.".

Sep 02,  · In his book Soft Despotism, Ifitis a book about the American Founding, if it is a book about America, then silence on the Declaration of Independence would indeed be odd.

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Everyone interested in the overall design of the Constitution ratified by the several States in should read this book. Houellebecq also reads aloud another passage from Democracy in America, one that now appears on the Wikipedia page for soft despotism, describing how a democratic government might gain absolute power over its people without the people even noticing.

Democracy in America Quotes. ― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America. tags: democracy. likes. “I seek to trace the novel features under which despotism may appear in the world. The first thing that strikes the observation is an innumerable multitude of men, all equal and alike, incessantly endeavoring to procure the petty.

Tocqueville’s Democracy in America is worth reading for yet one more reason: it is the first-ever analysis of democracy to dissect democracy’s pathologies, and to do so in a manner that. Sep 01,  · Few critics have related this book on prisons to Tocqueville’s political thinking, yet it might have as much to say as Democracy in America and the Old Regime, both of which works harbored the fear that modern democracy contains a tendency to a qualitatively and historically new kind of despotism, a despotism for which the Pennsylvania prison.

Democracy In America Alexis De Tocqueville. Book Four – Chapters VI, VII Chapter VI: What Sort Of Despotism Democratic Nations Have To Fear. I had remarked during my stay in the United States, that a democratic state of society, similar to that of the Americans, might offer singular facilities for the establishment of despotism; and I perceived, upon my return to Europe, how much use had.

Despotism often presents itself as the repairer of all the ills suffered, the support of just rights, defender of the oppressed, and founder of order. Alexis de Tocqueville.

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I recommend this to everyone/5. Gentile, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Dictatorship, Tyranny, Despotism. In contemporary speech, dictatorship is often associated with tyranny or such as dictator, tyrant, and despot are often used as synonyms or alternated between.

But of course most American readers will be more interested in what the book says about us. And that's plenty. Many (myself included) have made the argument that corporations in America need to do. Apr 03,  · Democratic despotism “does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flow of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.” Soft despotism is not as obvious as hard despotism.

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Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.Soft despotism gives people the illusion that they are in control, when in fact they have very little influence over their government.

Soft despotism breeds fear, uncertainty, and doubt in the general populace. Alexis de Tocqueville observed that this trend was avoided in America only by the "habits of the heart" of its 19th-century populace.

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