“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Sunday, September 17, 2006
2164th On The French Riviera?
Or is it Doug and Sonia? No folks we are going to have an occasional Soirée into the current culture with topical events. This is from a current exhibit in Amsterdam at Foam. http://www.foam.nl. Believe it or not but the topic is suitable for the Elephant Bar as it is, and I quote here: "It concentrates on the relationship between public and private life, the power and influence of the media and the common desire to shape public figures to reflect our own perspectives." This is recommended reading