“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, May 07, 2008
Hillary ekes out a victory in Indiana, but is trounced in North Carolina. There is no momentum and a bruised candidate is downing a Crown Royal or two in some hotel room. Tomorrow the reality of the fall will set in. The race is over and Hillary lost.