Paul Rahe on Contemporary Tyranny
, who teaches at Hillsdale College, is one of this nation's most distinguished political historians. Don't miss his NRO interviews
amidst your Thanksgiving preparations. Rahe (pronounced "ray") applies Tocqueville's notion of "soft despotism" to our current sorry state of politics. His recent Soft Despotism, Democracy's Drift
contains the best introduction to Tocqueville I have yet seen.
10:33 AM / November 24, 2009