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Friday, October 21, 2016

"America Is Great Because America Is Good"

Many posts have discussed fake quotations, including the king of fake Tocqueville lines.

Warren Throckmorton writes at Patheos:
During the debate between Clinton and Trump last night [10/19], Eric Metaxas tweeted the following:

Hillary said in passing that “America is great because America is good.” Although the quote is commonly associated with Tocqueville, it can’t be found in his works.
During the debate, Clinton did not attribute the quote to Tocqueville. However, Metaxas himself attributed that quote to Tocqueville in an advance copy of his new book If You Can Keep It. The attribution of the quote was corrected before publication.