“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."
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Olbermann for Senate? Just what the nation needs
This should do wonders for a more contemplative political atmosphere:
Liberals trying to draft Keith Olbermann for Joe Lieberman's Senate seat
By Sean J. Miller - 01/24/11 01:12 PM ET
Liberals want Keith Olbermann to run for retiring Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman's (I-Conn.) seat.
The ploy to coax the former MSNBC host into the Democratic Senate primary was hatched by activists attending a conference in Pennsylvania over the weekend.