“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, August 07, 2012
NASA, the most extraordinary government agency ever?
Think about what is happening here. It is an actual photo taken from an orbiting Martian satellite of a technological marvel, the Curiosity satellite, landing on Mars.