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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 29, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 29, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 29, 2008.
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Commentary: Osama's echo chamber

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- What do the Archbishop of Canterbury, Patrick J. Buchanan, and Osama bin Laden have in common? All three believe America is on a path to national suicide.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

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UPI almanac for Sunday, July 29, 2007.

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Today is Saturday, July 29, the 210th day of 2006 with 155 to follow.
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Today is Friday, July 29, the 210th day of 2005 with 155 to follow.
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Bottom Line: Afghanistan, Iraqistan

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) -- Protests in Afghanistan are spreading. Violence in Iraq catches fewer headlines, and has taken fewer American lives in recent months, but continues unabated. Is
GREGORY FOSSEDAL, UPI Columnist

Bottom Line: France votes on Ch-EU-rac

VALOGNE, France, May 6 (UPI) -- Voters go to the polls here in a few weeks to voice their opinion on both the question of Europe, and the leadership of President Jacques Chirac. If they could,
GREGORY FOSSEDAL, UPI Columnist

Bottom Line: Black gold in Kazakhstan

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- Oil prices tried to close below $50 this week, and as of early Friday, couldn't. Is oil going to $100 a barrel, as a Goldman Sachs report warned early in April?
GREGORY FOSSEDAL, UPI Columnist

Bottom Line: Lame duck whisperings

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- With the unsentimentality they are noted for, a number of significant investors are now beginning to regard George Bush as an emerging lame-duck president, at l
GREGORY FOSSEDAL, UPI Columnist

Bottom Line: Indonesia tsunami opportunity

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Indonesia was hit harder than any other country by December's deadly tsunami, and deserves sympathy and praise for its response to the crisis. But investors, li
GREGORY FOSSEDAL, UPI Columnist

Bottom Line: The houses Spitzer built

NEW YORK, April 8 (UPI) -- New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's forthcoming appearance before a group of independent researchers and analysts, the April 13 Investorside.org conferenc
GREGORY FOSSEDAL, UPI Columnist

Bottom Line: 'W'ouldn't be prudent

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- White House strategists and Friends of W throughout the Beltway insist that President Bush "will not relent" on the effort to reform Social Security this year.
GREGORY FOSSEDAL, UPI Columnist

Bottom Line: Argentina's extort industry

NEW YORK, March 21 (UPI) -- On March 14, Bottom Line encouraged the International Monetary Fund to at least express some reservations about Argentina's illegal bond swap. "Issue a joint st
GREGORY FOSSEDAL, UPI Columnist
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Lynne Cheney, author scholar and wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, discusses history-making Americans who helped others build better lives, during her address at the Alexis De Tocqueville Society Dinner for the United Way of St. Louis at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Clayton, Mo. on October 30, 2003. (UPI/BILL GREENBLATT)
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Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville (French pronunciation: ; 29 July 1805, Paris – 16 April 1859, Cannes) was a French political thinker and historian best known for his Democracy in America (appearing in two volumes: 1835 and 1840) and The Old Regime and the Revolution (1856). In both of these works, he explored the effects of the rising equality of social conditions on the individual and the state in western societies. Democracy in America (1835), his major work, published after his travels in the United States, is today considered an early work of sociology and political science.

An eminent representative of the classical liberal political tradition, Tocqueville was an active participant in French politics, first under the July Monarchy (1830–1848) and then during the Second Republic (1849–1851) which succeeded the February 1848 Revolution. He retired from political life after Louis Napoléon Bonaparte's 2 December 1851 coup, and thereafter began work on The Old Regime and the Revolution, Volume I.

Alexis de Tocqueville came from an old Norman aristocratic family with ancestors who participated in the Battle of Hastings in 1066. His parents, Hervé Louis François Jean Bonaventure Clérel, Comte de Tocqueville, an officer of the Constitutional Guard of King Louis XVI, and Louise Madeleine Le Peletier de Rosanbo, narrowly avoided the guillotine due to the fall of Robespierre in 1794. After an exile in England, they returned to France during the reign of Napoleon. Under the Bourbon Restoration, his father became a noble peer and prefect. Tocqueville attended the Lycée Fabert in Metz.

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