“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."
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Tens of thousands? How does two million grab you?
Barack Obama was in Minnesota asking a crowd of 15,000 (organized of course) if they are fired up? If he really wanted to know who was fired up he should have stayed in Washington.