All posts tagged "Soft Despotism"

  • Opinion
    The American Descent into Soft Despotism – Part 1

    (David Mansdoerfer) – Soft despotism, the term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville in his book Democracy in America, defines a state that is over-run with thousands of rules, regulations and laws that impact the everyday lives of citizens. Originally meant as a depiction of Europe in the early 1800s, soft despotism has...