“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, June 24, 2009
Fort Lost in the Woods
Frankly, I never heard of it. But why should I have, since I was in the Air Force and my most enduring experience with the army was a recurring nightmare that I re-upped in the army by mistake. But it seems as two of our extinguished, check that, distinguished, repeat, distinguished board members are alumns.
Speaking of old mountains. Show a little more respect for your elders. The Poconos are the remnants of some of the greatest mountains this planet has ever scene, check that, seen, repeat seen. The Poconos are the debilitated veterans of climactic change, created some 12,000 - 15,000 years ago by the mother of all glaciers. The Wisconsinan Glacier carved them a new one, so speak.