Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from Hooker, J. D. to Darwin, C. R. on [21 Dec 1862]

Hooker, J. D.

Darwin-Hooker Letters

"Throttled off" Welwitschia paper at Linnean Society [Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 24 (1863): 1–48]. Has read Tocqueville's Democracy in America [1835–40] – disagrees with it. Tocqueville says democracy in America is a success. Democracy has persisted because there has been no cause for its overthrow (i.e., no struggle for existence, too much mobility). Sends J. W. Dawson's unsatisfactory letter.


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