“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, March 01, 2010
More from our Rulers and Masters
Nancy Pelosi: Standing by her crooked men
Pelosi promised things would be different.
She lied of course and now is standing by House Ways & Means Chairman Charlie Rangel, who lied on his disclosure reports, tried to hide assets and income from the IRS.
Pelosily claims “the jury is still out” on Rangel and his many ethical problems. Remember this guy?