“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, May 20, 2009
Taliban claim a Chinook Helicopter kill. Look closely.
Talk about being a lucky bastard...it looks like the Taliban missile hit the hummer in the sling and the helicopter and crew skated.