“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 30, 2008
Phillies 4-1, Second World Series Win in Franchise History. Will McCain Win PA?
The Phillies have their second World Series victory. The first was in the 1980 Series over the Kansas City Royals. The second occurred on October 29, 2008 when the Phillies defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 for a 4-1 Series win and their second world championship.
The Phillies also made the World Series in 1915, 1950, 1983, and 1993 but lost each time.
The McCain quest for the Presidential race will end in a win or loss in Pennsylvania and be determined by the turnout in Philadelphia and three surrounding counties.