As Alexis de Tocqueville noted in Democracy in America: "All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it."
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Tocqueville was agnostic as an article of faith, neglecting to mention even in passing that the nature of Tocqueville's faith is a contentious issue.
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