“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."

Thursday, October 02, 2008

I See a Bailout Coming

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  1. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, already on the defensive amid charges of plagiarism, faced the prospect of fresh embarrassment Wednesday over a new book that paints an unflattering portrait of his former foreign minister Maxime Bernier.


    A Conservative campaign worker resigned Tuesday after admitting he plagiarized large chunks of a speech backing the U.S. war on Iraq that Harper delivered in 2003 while leader of the opposition.

    The speech had originally been delivered by then Australian Prime Minister John Howard.

    Embarrassing Politician