“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."
Friday, October 19, 2012
You have to read this:
Weighty memento: war veteran's secret revealed after his death
The family of a war hero only discovered the full weight of his bravery after his death when his cremation left behind a huge pile of shrapnel.
The bag contained a whopping 6oz of bomb shrapnel, roughly two handfuls, that Mr Brown had been carrying around for 60 yearsPhoto: SWNS.com