Alexis de Tocqueville
Alexis de Tocqueville (29 July 1805 - 16 April 1859) was a French political scientist, historian, and politician, best known for Democracy in America, 4 vol. (1835–40), an analysis of the political and social system of the United States in the early 19th century.
His later popularity may in part be due to being perceived as a classical liberal supporting liberal democracy, and who predicted the rise of the United States as a global power. However, he had various less politically correct views, as described in the "External links" section.
- Tocqueville’s Patriotic Republic: Nationalist Themes in “Democracy in America,” Part 1