“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, March 22, 2012
One fifth of all US and Nato killed this year were killed by someone wearing an Afghan Army or police uniform.
Here is how it was viewed by team Obama three years ago: