Alexis de Tocqueville was a French diplomat, political scientist and historian who was known for his books on democracy. He was fascinated by the way people lived in democratic countries. He argued that the importance of the French Revolution was to continue the process of modernizing and centralizing the French state. Tocqueville had also played a major role in eradication of racism that further contributed to healthier relationships between nations. He blamed the failure of the French Revolution on the inexperience of the deputies with abstract Enlightenment ideals. He also tried making reforms to democratic governments by implementing rules that curbed the misuse of authority and freedom. Though Tocqueville had not seen what slavery would be under democracy, he advocated its abolishment. Check out some enlightening quotes by Tocqueville.