“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."

Saturday, September 09, 2006

From the Gates of Vienna

The Gates of Vienna reports:
In what has been termed a “Commandogram from Denmark”, Danish special forces at home have requested to be sent to Afghanistan to support their fellow-soldiers currently serving as part of the NATO alliance which has taken over counter-terrorism efforts in that country.

There are some men left in Europe.

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