"...the democratic government of the Americans is not a cheap government .. they must often spend the money of the people to no purpose, or consume more of it than is really necessary for their enterprises." (p.184)
"Unlimited power is in itself a bad and dangerous thing. Human beings are not competent to exercise it with discretion. God alone can be omnipotent, because his wisdom and his justice are always equal to his power." (p.216)
Democracy in America: 352 pages down; 352 pages to go.
What a great idea, to read this through so slowly. Almost ends up being a study on the work. Congrats on reaching the halfway mark!ReplyDelete
Thanks! This book has been on my list of "Books I really need to read before I die" forever; it'll be good to finally get it finished.Delete
I admire your dedication. A few pages a day is a great way to get through a 'heavy' book.ReplyDelete
Two pages at a time is the only way I'd get through a book like this...it's not really a book you can sit down and read all weekend long, you know?Delete