“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."
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
You Want Good News? You Can't Handle Good News.
trish said... Is it just me, or do we seem rather eager to latch onto any effing suggestion of absolute crisis?