“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, August 29, 2012
Mars from Mars
This is a large photo from the surface of Mars. It was taken by Curiosity using a two mega-pixel camera as NASA’s Mars Science Lab looks around Gale Crater: This color panorama, which includes the highest part of Mount Sharp visible to the rover, was shot by Curiosity’s Mast Camera on Aug. 8 and 18, 2012 Click on the photo to really experience what it is that you are seeing.