The French political philosopher, Alexis de Tocqueville, saw the endurance of American democracy as a possible model that would enable his contrymen to temper the illl effects of their own democratic system. Although he did not advocate that every aspect of the American model should be strictly adhered to, he worte about the goodness of American laws and the wisdom of the Americna Founding Fathers. Furthermore, as he described the practical application of their ideology, de Tocqueville appeared to align himself with most of their beliefs.
"The Extended Republic and the Control of Majority Faction: A Contrast and Comparison of De Tocqueville and the American Lawgivers,"
Sigma: Journal of Political and International Studies: Vol. 2
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