DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA - Alexis DeTocqueville - The full text plus an attempt by the University of Virginia to reconstruct the America that Tocqueville encountered in so that we can understand his work in context.

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u have to do to c there is a prob is turn on ur TV the airwaves are saturated with political ads funded by a handful of billionaires pushing their narrow agenda. The result? The massive megaphone ey've bought is drowning out the voices of everyone else. Take a look at the House of Representatives. After Citizens United, polluter dollars poured into campaigns all over the country. political money distorting the priorities of our democracy

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Indeed. For a discussion on why we need this, and how much the wage inequality issue damages the very principles of democracy, please also view, for instance, Wealth Inequality in America: Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPKKQnijnsM www.pinterest.com/pin/533958099546351520/

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Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville (French: 29 July 1805 – 16 April 1859) was a French political thinker and historian best known for his works Democracy in America (appearing in two volumes: 1835 and 1840) and The Old Regime and the Revolution (1856). In both of these, he analyzed the improved living standards and social conditions of individuals, as well as their relationship to the market and state in Western societies. wikipedia

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