“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, April 10, 2010
Obama on Supreme Court Nominations (two years ago)
Obama talks about his plans for Supreme Court nominations at a town hall meeting in Westerville, OH, on March 2, 2008.