Friday, July 14, 2017

Quote of the Day

Tocqueville's writings on America occupy a unique position on our national bookshelf. No author, before or since, has so provocatively challenged us with our own highest ideals, and simultaneously pointed to our most perilous shortcomings. No one has so clearly identified the political beliefs and national passions that set us apart from the rest of the world, or so deeply probed the tensions, paradoxes, contradictions, and anxieties that make Americans the most revolutionary people on earth.

- Michael A. Ledeen

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