June 19, 2013

Quote of the Day

Tocqueville would not recognize America today. Indeed, so completely has associational life collapsed, and so enormously has the state grown, that he would be forced to conclude that, at some point between 1833 and 2013, France must have conquered the United States. -- Niall Ferguson
Let Them Eat Cake Quote of the Day Posted by John Kranz at June 19, 2013 1:06 PM

... or, at very least, had conquered her large cities.


Posted by: johngalt at June 19, 2013 2:15 PM

Bingo. Indeed, I would suggest that the collapse of the first led to the second.

Posted by: T. Greer at June 20, 2013 12:10 AM | What do you think? [2]