“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."
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Man's feelings are always purest and most glowing in the hour of meeting and of farewell. ~Jean Paul Richter
The Elephant Bar and Libertarian are closed. Best of luck and fortune to all. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you all for your gifts and shared views. I have nothing more to say.