“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, February 09, 2008
The Hard Road
In Jihad, Islamism and the United Nations, Jeffrey Imm sums up the difficulties and challenges faced by a multicultural, post-modern world in regard to Sharia Law and Islamist ideology.
He itemizes the timid, half-measures taken by the United Nations which are often thwarted by its more fundamentalist Muslim members. Mr. Imm also prescribes the steps which must be taken by the UN in order to institutionalize the human rights in conflict with Sharia law and Islamist ideology.
Here's a very interesting and surprising BBC interview with Martin Amis which highlights the problem with a politically correct west and Jihadism. Amis, described as a "white, middle-aged British atheist" rationally (of course) lays out a case against Islamism and Jihad while the interviewer poses the usual politically correct, multicultural head in-the-sand whirled peas arguments against confronting the evil.
There is a hard road ahead.
Posted by Anonymous at 2/09/2008 11:48:00 AM