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ThurmSpeaks::Is Today's America Tocqueville's America?

On 4 July 02009, John Perry Barlow (co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a Grateful Dead song writer) tweeted the following quote by Alexis de Tocqueville: "The greatness of America lies in her ability to repair her faults." [Tocqueville died in 01859.]

Tocqueville's quote might have been true when he visited the United States back in 01831, but I'm not convinced it is true today. And if it is true in 02009, then the "repair" process seems to be dysfunctional (i.e. slow, costly and divisive).


Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 05 July 2009
Last Modified: Saturday, 05-Jan-2013 11:15:48 MST