“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, June 24, 2012
The Arab Spring has Sprung
The Egyptian people wanted to participate in democracy. Obama and Clinton withdrew support from Mubarak and encouraged the "Egyptian people.” Democracy reigns. Now Israel has some real problems.