“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, February 01, 2013
LONDON – A bomb has been detonated outside the U.S. embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara killing at least two people, according to police officials. An Associated Press journalist reported Friday seeing a body in the street in front of an embassy side entrance. It was not immediately clear what the cause of the blast was, but police now think a suicide bomber is to blame. It is also not clear how many people are injured. The two dead are thought to be security guards.