A Tyranny That Goes Straight to the Soul
“…despotism corrupts the person who submits to it far more than the person who imposes it.”
Daniel Taylor | September 15, 2008
Alexis de Tocqueville observed the American way of life, government and politics when the country was still young in 1835. His observations show that while there are new problems and social issues today, many of them have haunted this country since its early days.
Tocqueville’s observations, in his own words, will be biting and offensive to some Americans, but this is only because the truth in what he says cannot be avoided. He saw a new kind of tyranny rising that was more effective than brute force, a tyranny that went straight to the soul.