“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, August 19, 2007
Putin - "The Man Who Made Russia Strong Again"
Joint military exercises and routine bomber patrols. Is Putin seriously threatened or is it all for domestic consumption?