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Doudoune Canada Goose Pas Cher Paradoxically, Alexis de Tocqueville’s political career reached one of its high points during 1848, although he had never been swayed by republican arguments under canada goose promo the July Monarchy, and had refused to take part in the “Campagne des Banquets” Doudoune Canada Goose that had resulted in the downfall of Louis Philippe. He was even the first to announce that Doudoune Canada Goose Pas Cher a revolutionary movement was brewing in France, fueled by the regime’s corruption and the misery of the poorest social classes, and proclaimed it in a famous speech to the Chamber of Deputies on January 27, 1848. He gave a well reasoned and prophetic analysis of the future popular uprising, which broke out on February 24th of the same year. From this date on, Tocqueville rapidly became a privileged witness and a front row participant in the events that rapidly unfolded in the “Red Spring” of 1848. He did so without abandoning his convictions or espousing the cause of a mass movement whose socialist leanings he feared and hated. In the days following the events of February, he rallied to the side of the Republic, declaring that he would support it “with all my strength” against the repeated assaults of hardened revolutionaries who dreamed of a socialist regime. Doudoune Canada Goose Pas Cher

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canada goose femme In addition, in the Constituent Assembly, Tocqueville found himself surrounded by a majority of politicians who were also ready to defend the Republic against the vague socialist leanings of the people of Paris, ready to make a stand against the civil war that still threatened. The danger was indeed great: Tocqueville stoically took part in the session on May 15, 1848, during which the far left socialist leaders (among them Louis Blanc, Barb├Ęs and Blanqui) failed to weaken the newly forme Second Republic, due to their troops’ lack of discipline. But it was above all in the bloody days of June 1848 in which he courageously defended the new regime: on June 25, wearing a red, white and blue scarf, he traveled through the barricaded streets of Paris, urging on the National Guard in their cruel combat against the rebels. canada goose femme

canada goose homme Flush with this victory over the working classes of Paris, the Republic attempted to organize itself, and under this regime Tocqueville would live his finest political hour on a national level. Nevertheless, he seemed to have a premonition, in the aftermath of the 1848 uprising, that Canada Goose Pas Cher the nation would lose, at least for a time, its taste for free institutions and liberty canada goose homme.

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