“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."
Thursday, July 25, 2013
The heavy hand of the US government in the grounding of the Bolivian presidential plane has backfired. Snowden has done the calculation and looks to be staying in Russia.