“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."
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
A Saudi Head Hacker. Allah be Praised.
Speaking of capital punishment. Our good friends the Saudis are not quite as squeamish about these things. The religion of peace demands one not to spare the sword. I doubt there are few to none, who have gone through fifteen years of appeals.
Saudi justice demands the death penalty for many infractions that would go unnoticed in the West. Justice is not universal in application. Is justice possible without the death penalty?