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Of the State - Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America: Historical-Critical Edition, vol. 1 
Democracy in America: Historical-Critical Edition of De la démocratie en Amérique, ed. Eduardo Nolla, translated from the French by James T. Schleifer. A Bilingual French-English editions, (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2010). Vol. 1.
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Of the State
I have talked about the towns and about administration; I still have to talk about the state and about government.
Here, I can move faster without fear of being misunderstood; what I have to say is found all sketched out in written constitutions that anyone can easily obtain.44 These constitutions rest on a simple and rational theory.
Most of the forms that they prescribe have been adopted by all peoples who have constitutions; they have therefore become familiar to us.
So I have only to do a brief overview here. Later I will try to judge what I am about to describe.