“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, March 10, 2009
The Half Truth of Forty Million Without Health Insurance
Technically it is true, but in practical terms, everyone on the planet has a de facto call against the US health care system.