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Tocqueville, Alexis De (1805–1859)

Political and social theorist

Born in Paris in 1805, Alexis de Tocqueville came from an aristocratic French family. He studied law, then worked as a judge in Versailles. The French political situation was unstable, and the July Revolution of 1830 distressed Tocqueville. ...

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