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report no.: 048
informant: Richie 1998 (132)
source: Alexis de Tocqueville, Oeuvres completes. L'ancien regime et la Revolution (Paris, 1952), vol. 2, p. 69
date: 1848

The revolution could not be won by people who refused to touch the king's palace because somebody had posted a notice on it declaring it to be the 'property of the people'. Alexis de Tocqueville remarked bitterly that 'There are no revolutions in Germany, because the police would not allow it'.