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Unformatted text preview: should not be confused with selfishness of which the peoples of the older countries only knew. Selfishness is a passionate and exaggerated love of self that brings man to relate everything to himself alone and to prefer himself to everything. According to Tocqueville, individualism does not gravitate man away from human affections, like selfishness does, but brings the bond between humanity even closer together....
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- Fall '08