Thursday, April 24, 2014

Notion of Rights  Dissemination of Wealth

From Democracy in America, Tocqueville:

The government of the democracy brings the notion of political rights to the level of the humblest citizens, just as the dissemination of wealth brings the notion of property within the reach of all men; to my mind, this is one of its greatest advantages.

1 comment:

The Arthurian said...

Yeah. Tocqueville was thinking of the advantages of democracy. But look what he compared it to.