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Alexis de Tocqueville (180559)
We have noted that the federal Constitution put the permanent control of the nations foreign interests in the hands of the President and the Senate, which to some extent frees the Unions general policy from direct and daily popular control. One should not therefore assert without qualification that American democracy controls the states external affairs.
ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE, Democracy in America, ed. J. P. Mayer, trans. George Lawrence, vol. 1, part 2, chapter 5, p. 226 (1969). Originally published in 18351840.