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Alexis de Tocqueville and the Totalitarian Abuse of Power in Democracies

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  Many famous authors have discussed the dangers of misuse of power in democracy, among them the nineteenth-century philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville. In Democracy in America, he pointed out how easy it is for a democracy to turn totalitarian if it becomes the tyranny of the mob. It would be an ochlocracy, as the ancient Greeks called it, an extreme …

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