“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
Press Aghast at Obama Pledge of Allegiance
The immediate reaction of the crowd was derision. Obama was quick on his feet. Listen to the press reaction to guy later in the clip.