“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."
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Obama's Nuclear Policy is More of the Same
Words and huffing and puffing from the right aside, Obama is announcing that which was practiced by Geroge Bush.
Attack two American cities, kill 3000 Americans, hit the Pentagon, take down the WTC, cripple the financial district of America and that does not cross the threshold of nuclear retaliation. I guess American targets are not provocative enough, so what is the nonsense about North Korea and Iran?
What exactly is the special case about Iran and North Korea? No mention of Pakistan. It took them a year to come up with this?