Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wonder what he would think of us now......?

        In 1833, Alexis de Tocqueville had been struck by the American outright affection for the freedom of the press, aptly linking this obsession with the equally indigenous quality of self-reliance which the "inhabitant of the United States learns from birth."  This "tumultuous agitation" of the spirit made the exemplary American restless, enterprising, enraptured by speed, and, above all else, an innovator.
-Neil Baldwin, Edison:  Inventing the Century

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