Historical Who is Who

TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de

1805 - 1859
France
LITERATURE, POLITICS

 

Though for some time directly engaged in national politics, Alexis de Tocqeville is best known for his critically reflective writings on American, British and French society and politics. In these there is the recurring theme of how individual freedom can be maintained in the face of the trend towards centralising government, which he identifies as happening even in revolutionary settings.

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