“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."
Friday, December 25, 2009
A White Christmas
Marjorie Reynolds sings Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" with Bing Crosby in this clip from Holiday Inn.