“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, May 22, 2013
We are in the middle of a news tsunami. It is coming at us from every direction. There is no common thread. It is the world of events worthy of the tangled mind and talents of Hieronymus Bosch .