Thanksgiving Is Ruined

The Personal is Political. The Political is Personal.

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February 01, 2017
how much is too much?

Men occasionally will submit and bow down before shame [l'honte], tyranny, or having been conquered, but they won't for very long put up with anarchy [l'anarchie].  There is in no way a people so barbaric that they escape this general law of humanity.

from de Tocqueville's rarely read, ethically conflicted and ideologically confusing but fascinating "Second Letter on Algeria" (1837)