“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, May 10, 2018
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) questions Donald Trump's pick to head the CIA on the morality of waterboarding
Personally,I would have liked to hear Gina Haspel respond that if a similar event occurred she would skip the water boarding, go right to cutting off their nuts with bolt cutters and use a propane torch to stop the bleeding.