editor for the Economist and Economist Washington correspondent respectively, have been likened to Alexis deTocqueville
in the 19th century for their lucid and independent observations on the dynamics of the American scene.
The evening of the 11th, the United Way held a seminar for its Alexis deTocqueville
donors -- those who've given more than $100,000 -- with a mutual funds expert who was flying in that morning.
From Alexis deTocqueville
's 1830s visit to America to the dawning of the 21st century, Americans have lost the daily practice of democratic politics.
The author of these comments, Alexis DeTocqueville
, a French judge turned statesman, has had an extraordinary influence on the polyglot philosophy that constitutes the American psyche.
Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking at the closing ceremonies outside Independence Hall, described part of it with a reference to the observations of Alexis deTocqueville
some 200 years ago.