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Ed Driscoll

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October 14th, 2013 - 5:01 pm

“Society will develop a new kind of servitude which covers the surface of society with a network of complicated rules, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate. It does not tyrannise but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.”

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1959).

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(1805-1959)

Well, the man saw a lot of history.
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This is what happens when someone lives for 154 years, lol. Still the quote timelessly precise.
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Terry Gilliam's Brazil was not intended to be a how to manual.
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