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‘…One is reminded by contrast of de Tocqueville, who also thought it necessary to go along with the new trend but was much more keenly aware of the price that human beings would have to pay for acquiescing in it. De Tocqueville knew from experience that the modern principles would produce a different type of human being and one which was not in every way superior to the type it was destined to replace. Because he had an alternative, dead as it may have been in his own eyes, he was able to illuminate the present situation and, in its own interest, warn of the dangers that threatened it from within. It would never have occurred of him to say that the new ideal was just like the old one, only better.’