“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, February 03, 2009
Mr. President, put on your coat and tie.
Obama without a coat and tie in the White House makes me nervous. I am beginning to feel that this is not going to end well. He comes across as a bit too sure of himself and I am getting a twitch.