“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 26, 2007
What Happened over Fifty Years? We Need a Fatwah Against Fat.
Friday night, I waited for a friend to arrive on a US AIR flight. The plane was late and I waited outside the security section at the terminal. I watched the travellers arriving for an hour. So much time, so many fat people. Big fat, real fat, fat fat. How did that happen?