“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, November 18, 2010


1 comment:

  1. .
    Given the sensibilities of the Muslim population, perhaps this is simply an elaborate plan to get most of them to stop flying without the stigma of profiling.