“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."
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Barney says, 'labels are important' as he tries to bully Harvard student.
How does "petulant queen" work as a label?
Look at the audience. Obviously, there are many Harvard professors laughing at Frank's petulant sarcastic comments. Democrats such as Frank are the best hope for a Republican comeback in 2010. Maybe. Hopefully.