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The following work of M. De Tocqueville has attracted great attention throughout
Europe, where it is universally regarded as a sound, philosophical, impartial, and
remarkably clear and distinct view of our political institutions, and of our ...
... New World alone : the representative system of government has been adopted
in several States of Europe; but I am not aware that any nation of the globe has
hitherto organised a judicial power on the principle adopted by the Americans.
In order to form an accurate idea of the position of the President of the United
States, it may not be irrelevant to compare it to that of one of the constitutional
kings of Europe. In this comparison I shall pay but little attention to the external
signs of ...
The United States of America do not afford either the first or the only instance of
confederate States, several of which have existed in modern Europe, without
adverting to those of antiquity. Switzerland, the Germanic Empire, and the
In Europe we are at a loss how to judge the true character and the more
permanent propensities of democracy, because in Europe two conflicting
principles exist, and we do not know what to attribute to the principles themselves
, and what to ...
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The social state of these tribes differed also in many respects from all that was seen in the Old World. They seemed to have multiplied freely in the midst of their deserts, without coming in contact with other races more civilized than their own.