“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 16, 2008
Joe the Plumber
Joe Wurzelbacher - Joe the Plumber, part of the American rich not paying his fair share, sitting in his smoking jacket and watching the debate from his palatial estate.