Baraguay d'Hilliers and Randon
Lent in the Provinces
Appearance of prosperity
Petite culture in Touraine
Tyranny more mischievous than civil war
Centralisation of Louis XIV. a means of taxation
Under Louis Napoleon, centralisation more powerful than ever
Power of the Préfet
Courts of Law tools of the Executive
Préfet's candidate must succeed
Empire could not sustain a defeat
Loss of aristocracy in France .
Napoleon estranged Legitimists by the murder of the Duc d'Enghien.
Louis Philippe attempted to govern through the middle classes
Temporary restoration of aristocratic power under the republic.
Overthrown by the second Empire .
Legitimists inferior to their ancestors
Dulness of modern society and books
Effects of competition :
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Letters in 1854-5.
Tocqueville attends the Academy
Proposed visit to Germany
Return to France .
English adulation of Louis Napoleon
Mismanagement of Crimean War
Continental disparagement of England
Necessity for a conscription in England .
Disastrous effects of the war for English aristocracy.
Peace premature :