Tocqueville notes - Background o Aristocracy Tocqueville...

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Unformatted text preview: Background o Aristocracy Tocqueville born to aristocracy Led a difficult childhood Convinced era of aristocracy was over And that the era of democracy was beginning o Guillotine Most ppl were poor put the aristocracy on the guillotine Most of Tocquevilles was guillotined o Revolution Very violent o Inequalities Democracy in America o Articles of Confederation vs. New constitution AOC condemned government to weakness It was extraordinary that nobody had to result to bloodshed to go from the AOC to the Const. o On Social Status When poor ppl and rich ppl interactpoor ppl look dirt poor o Freedom vs. Equality vs. Opportunity Equality and freedom dont really mix as well Especially economic equality o If you want economic equality you have to give up a lot of freedoms Equality is pursued at the cost of freedom Universal equality means universal poverty Desire for equality can lead us too far (reign of terror-France)...
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This note was uploaded on 07/05/2008 for the course GOVT 2301 taught by Professor Combs during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.

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