“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."
Sunday, January 09, 2011
It Is Time For Me to Go
I want to thank one and all for an entertaining four years. I could say it has lasted far longer than I had planned but in fact, I had not planned it at all. It was a spontaneous decision on a whim.
I will miss it, most of it, but not all.
I can assure you that I am in good health.
It is obvious to me that the EB has not evolved into what it could have been. No one can take more responsibility for that than me. Perhaps I should have been more restrictive of the comments but I doubt that would have made much of a difference.
I hope you found the EB mostly entertaining and enjoyable. I did.
Good night Melody. Goodnight Trish. Good night All.
Good luck and goodbye.