We would have far fewer and far better books if they could only be published posthumously.
No representation without taxation.
Whether the world is a certain way is one question, and whether one should act as if it is that way is another.
Regressions Toward the Mean
5. John Podhoretz
4. Charlie Sheen / Emilio Estevez
3. The Rockefellers
2. The family business
1. The Kennedys
The great age is now, and has nearly always been now.
A dangerous idea must be, if not true, at least plausible.
No conversation has ever been preceded by a demand for one.
Always speak Truth to Power, once you’re sure Power isn’t going to option your novel.
The world will end; and, tragically, no one will survive to say I told you so.
The argument is for feeling good about the invective, and the invective is for feeling good about oneself.