“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."
Monday, March 16, 2009
Ron Silver, an Independent Man, Dies
Ron Silver, died this morning at his home in New York. Ron was 62 and had esophageal cancer/