“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, December 29, 2007
The Iowa Loyal Jirga
Thursday is the day. A whole lot has happened in the last week and Iowa will set the tone for where America heads next. It is a virtual three way tie for the Democrats between Hillary, Obama and Edwards. The Republican establishment is out to crush the Republican leader, Mike Huckabee. Giuliani has fallen off the charts. McCain is still in the game and the Romney phenomenon looks more and more less phenomenal. The Iowans will speak. Will the people listen?