“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, August 06, 2008

Magic Mushrooms

British tourist survives magic mushroom jump

Published: Wednesday 06 August 2008

A British tourist jumped from a hotel window in Amsterdam on Tuesday afternoon after eating magic mushrooms. The 18-year-old survived the ten-metre fall, which was broken by a shop sign and a table.

At the weekend a teenager died in The Hague after he jumped out of a window under the influence of magic mushrooms.


  1. Ohhhh ...
    ... the rush!

    The object lesson, here, do not do hallucinegenics in high places.

  2. I wonder if Icarus was dooing shrooms when his wings melted.