Alexis de Tocqueville

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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.

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