“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."
Thursday, September 09, 2010
New Jersey Governor Christie, a superb political counter-puncher.
The Republicans would do well to look at this guy real hard. He is great on his feet, smart and strikes the right tone in a debate. Talk about taking off the varnish!