The Classical Greek philosopher Plato discusses five types of regimes (Republic,
Book VIII). They are Aristocracy, Timocracy, Oligarchy, Democracy, and Tyranny.
... Despotism · Illiberal demo...
Tocqueville's democratic despotism, on the other hand, would be “more ... thus
taken each citizen in turn in its powerful embrace and shaped him to its will, ...
The classical example for this is the transformation of the German republic of
Weimar into the ... powers as head of the government to turn the democracy into
a personal dictatorship. ... When an oppressive regime falls, how should a new
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And so at last, instead of loving contention and glory, men become lovers of trade
... The poor will overthrow the oligarchy and set up a democracy, the rule of the ....
“Despotic” constitutions served only the selfish interests of a certain person or ...
Mar 15, 2015 ... In using the phrase “equality of conditions” Tocqueville did not refer to the literal
material ... fellow citizens for assistance during hard times, democratic citizens
turn instead to the state, ... When Did America Become France?
Despotism can come at the hands of a single person or a multitude. In the case of
a democracy, there is a grave danger that the majority will become despotic.
I do not question, that in an age of instruction and equality like our own,
sovereigns ... Democratic governments may become violent and even cruel at
Other quotes about Presidents, Kings, Tyrants, & Despots: ... powers showing that
the government had become a tyranny which desired to govern with "a ... To do
so is its natural propensity.1 If it took the backward course from the few to the
many, ... To distinguish, democracy degenerates into ochlocracy, and aristocracy
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
Apr 22, 2009 ... Author of the classic Democracy in America (1835/1840), Alexis de Tocqueville's
... Americans of all generations, however, have regularly turned to this ... Why,
Tocqueville wondered, did this not degenerate into anarchy?