“Democratic nations love change for its own sake, and this is seen in their language as much as in their politics.  Even when they have no need to change words, they sometimes have the desire.”

Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, vol. 2, p. 65.


Democracy in America (vol 2)

Tocqueville (1805-1859) was a French diplomat, historian, and scientist.  In the 1830s he came to America to examine our prison system but traveled extensively to study America as a whole.  His conclusions were printed in 1835 in two volumes called Dem …