“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."
Thursday, October 26, 2006
You Deserve a Break Today
I have been up late scouring the headlines, (I love that cliche, it makes one feel so official) and here is what I scoured up for you. First put aside the morning coffee for a moment and try something a little more refreshing The pause that refreshes ? .
After you have fortified yourself consider some of the unintended humor in some headlines. I do not know why this caught my attention, let's just say it is in The "Oh Really" category. Not really? I wish Jeremy Irons were here to help me understand why that made me laugh. Shall we go back to the tape? After that peak into my psyche, perhaps we should. Yeaaaah, let's do it. Roll the Tape .
All right, fun is over, back to business.