Democracy in America - Volume 1, Chapter 14-18 Summary & Analysis

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Volume 1, Chapter 14-18 Summary and Analysis

The aristocratic regimes of Europe are typically experts at legislating most efficiently for the good of their country, whereas in comparison, a democratic regime rarely fares better than decent at this task. However, a democracy will not purposely legislate against the good of its majority. If it does, it will likely just as soon correct its course by electing a new administrator. The good of the aristocratic often ends up unintentionally oppressing the people under its governance, whereas a democratic government will enhance the overall conditions of the people it serves, sometimes beyond the original intent of the laws it enacted.

Under a monarchic regime, patriotism is expressed by the pride of the people in the power of their State and hence, their King. However, since political positions and the bulk of the wealth are reserved for...

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