Pay special regard to the most obvious, most widely disseminated, most often repeated nonsense — it is the loyalty test.
History, for the progressive, is a bottomless source of self-regard. He reads of past men and past deeds, and thinks, “If only they were more like us!”
Beliefs are no index to character, and if you believe otherwise, you are a bad person.
To hide one’s beliefs takes effort, and attenuates them.
Deductive conclusions, like the weather, are highly sensitive to initial conditions.
You may speak for others when they hire you to do so.
We are too consumed by who shall rule to notice how.
Aphorism: half banality, half untruth.
Impossible to love our neighbor as ourselves: conceivable to doubt ourselves as our neighbor.
The arc of the eligible-voter universe bends toward fecklessness.