Tocqueville and the Yellow Vests

Tocqueville and the Yellow Vests

Gaspard Koenig, president of the think tank Génération Libre

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Tocqueville described long ago what we’re now going through with the Yellow Vests

Paradoxically, many of the complaints made by the Gilets jaunes (Yellow Vest protesters) sound like the political prescription of La République en marche! supporters in 2016. So says Gaspard Koenig, liberal philosopher and president of the think-tank, Génération Libre. That revolutions break out in countries that reform themselves, was already observed by Alexis de Tocqueville in his L’Ancien Régime et la Révolution [The Former Regime and the Revolution].

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