Old Wisdom, Modern Folly | Frontpage Mag

The wages of modernity’s technocratic hubris.When it comes to America’s political order, no commentator today has yet come close to the brilliance of Alexis de Tocqueville, who was astonishingly prescient in pointing out the dangers inherent in the democracy he so admired. The political dysfunctions and crises roiling our nation today were predicted by Tocqueville in Democracy in America, published in 1835 when the United States was not yet fifty years old.

Source: Old Wisdom, Modern Folly | Frontpage Mag

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