”The Emancipation of Slaves” (Tocqueville, 1843)

Ur Alexis de Tocqueville, Writings on Empire and Slavery (Johns Hopkins, 2001), s. 199. We are often unjust toward our times. Our fathers saw such extraordinary things that in comparison with their accomplishments, all those of our contemporaries seem commonplace. Still, the world today offers some great spectacles that would astonish us if we were not weary and distracted. Sixty years ago, if the foremost maritime and colonial nation of the globe had suddenly declared that slavery would disappear from its vast domains: what shouts of surprise and admiration would have broken out everywhere! With what concerned and passionate curiosity … Fortsätt läsa ”The Emancipation of Slaves” (Tocqueville, 1843)