“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."
Friday, November 03, 2006
We Have all Had Our Disappointments, But Not on Friday Night At The Elephant. Raise a Glass To The Chairman.
We got a complaint from one of our regular customers and a member of the founder's circle, our Minister for Energy and The Most Loyal Republican, The Honorable Gentleman, Rufus. He preferred this from a previous Friday Night:
Now I ask you gentleman, "What is your pleasure?"