“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, October 19, 2009
EB governing board shuffle
By self acclamation, as is his right and duty when so inspired, Bobal has returned to the fold of the bold. Never gone in spirit, he has returned with a new vigor and has nominated the femme fatale MLD, who now joins Teresita, the ardent and resilient, as the second female on the board.
Additionally, Quirk, a veteran of Kudlow's blog, when Kudlow was fun, has been nominated by Rufus, and seconded by Allen, who has recieved his silver button.
Quirk joins the spirited gents of the green Naugahyde stool.
Raise your glasses high.
Desert Rat, Rufus, and Doug have completed three years of uninterrupted service, a campaign of curmudgeonry if you will, or if you won't, and accordingly they get a bump to gold.