Alexis De Toqueville’s Democracy is like the Bible because you can open it at random and find a passage that is relevant to your present condition.

Here’s what I mean. Opening the book at random, I found this passage:

Despotism, which is of a very timorous nature, is never more certain of continuance than when it can keep men asunder; and all its influence is commonly exerted for that purpose. No vice of the human heart is as acceptable to it as selfishness; a despot easily forgives his subjects for not loving him, provided they do not love each other.

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