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  1. Jul 2017
    1. 10 1"1Tll001,;CTION l perceive that we have destroyed the individual entities that were able to struggle separately against tyranny; but 1 see that it is government alone that inherits all the prerogatives extracted from fami1ies, from corporations, or from men: the fore.~ of a small number of citizens, sometimes oppressive, but often protective, has therefore been succeeded by the weakness of all.

      Tocqueville describes here the epitome of a tyrant: the weak exist to justify the powerful.