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It has been suggested that Despotic monarchy be merged into this article. ... Democracy ... The word despotism means to "rule in the fashion of a despot" and does not necessarily require a...

What Sort Of Despotism Democratic Nations Have To Fear

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Democratic governments may become violent and even cruel at certain .... It does not drive men to resistance, but it crosses them at every turn, till they are led to ...

Tocqueville on the form of despotism the government would assume ...

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From: Democracy in America: Historical-Critical Edition, vol. ... After having thus taken each individual one by one into its powerful hands, and having ... vigorous souls cannot break through to go beyond the crowd; it does not break wills, but ... Democratic governments will be able to become violent and even cruel in certain  .....

Democracy's Road to Tyranny | Foundation for Economic Education

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May 1, 1988 ... How could a democracy, even an initially liberal one, develop into a totalitarian tyranny? ... of the electorate voted for totalitarian despotism: for every two National Socialists ... How did the “Nazis” manage to win in this way? ... Admittedly, it took several generations until Tocqueville's vision became a realit...

Equality, Tyranny, and Despotism in Democracy: Remembering ...

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Mar 15, 2015 ... By identifying and attempting to ameliorate democracy's paradoxical ... have in some cases only become apparent to Americans themselves more than a ... The rule of such a state is “mild” and “does not tyrannize,” but rather ...

Is there any real world example of democracy that passes into ...

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Jul 10, 2015 ... In an ideal Democracy its not possible that it turns into despotism, but knowing the fact that "Ideal Democracy" is something thats hypothetical, ...

The Family in America | Is the Despotism that Tocqueville Feared ...

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Government would become the all-powerful instrument serving these insatiable appetites. ... Such a power, Tocqueville concluded, “does not destroy, it prevents things ... Paul Rahe's Soft Despotism, Democracy's Drift, takes the Tocqueville ...

A Tocquevillean Polity? The Mixed Regime in Tocqueville's ...

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particular ways in which democratic despotism preserves the spirit of absolute monarchy in .... On this view, democracy does not owe aristocracy any debt for the ... accused of aristocratic bias, he became one of the leading evangelists of this.

Despotism | Define Despotism at Dictionary.com

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Despotism definition, the rule of a despot; the exercise of absolute authority. ... The problem is that “this dude” does more than “one thing”—unless Rodman is referring to despotism generally, which I ... another critical part of the world was torn between democracy and despotism. ... How Do I Get a Word into the Dictionary?

Per·Fidem - Tocqueville on the Benefits of Religion to Democracy

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Democratic nations seem to become drunk on the possibility of more wealth and comfort. ... Tocqueville is concerned that this new despotism “would be more widespread and milder; it would ... This could happen in America, but it does not.

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When Does Democracy Turn Into Despotism? - disinformation

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Mar 15, 2013 ... Measures how a society ranks on a spectrum stretching from democracy to despotism. Where does your community, state and nation stand on ...

What Tocqueville foretold: A despotic democracy - StarTribune.com

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Tocqueville's democratic despotism, on the other hand, would be “more ... “ Having thus taken each citizen in turn in its powerful embrace and shaped him to its ... It does not break men's will, but softens, bends, and guides it; it seldom ..... How a group of young men from Minnesota were drawn into ISIL's campaign of terro...

Democracy in America Summary | GradeSaver

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Yet if there are not sufficient checks on this power, it can easily become ... In the case of a democracy, there is a grave danger that the majority will become despotic. If there ... Fortunately, however, Tocqueville does recognize the existence of ...

What sort of Despotism Democratic Nations have to Fear.

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Democratic governments may become violent and even cruel at certain ... As for the rest of his fellow citizens, he is close to them, but he does not see them; he ...

Soft Despotism, Democracy's Drift: What Tocqueville Teaches Today

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Sep 2, 2009 ... Soft Despotism, Democracy's Drift: What Tocqueville Teaches Today ... In the absence of such a strategy and plan, as became evident almost ... Rarely does it force one to act but it constantly opposes itself to one's acting on ...