“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, March 16, 2011
Obama Never Rests
President Obama took time out today from his gruesome schedule of monitoring world events, saving jobs, stopping foreclosures and saving the republic and advancing Western Civilization, to make his picks for the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments that start this week.
Obama videotaped a "March Madness" segment for ESPN; it will be broadcast Wednesday morning.
It is the hallmark and Obama presidential tradition since 2009, his first year in office, to break for some b-ball.