Sep 182019
 

If no man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money, then world literature is almost entirely the province of blockheads.

Sep 172019
 

The subtle tempter praises mediocrity to attack excellence, and deviance to attack normality.

Sep 162019
 

Merciful regimes kill the troublesome without insisting on reeducating them first.

Sep 132019
 

When Bentham designed the Panopticon, he did not anticipate so many volunteers.

Sep 122019
 

Yesterday’s distant dream, today’s brilliant innovation, tomorrow’s basic human right.

Sep 112019
 

Journalists used to be raffish and amusing liars, and they are no longer raffish or amusing.

Sep 102019
 

The proper end of politics is not to make life pleasant for yourself, your friends, and your allies, but to make it miserable for those whom you hate, envy, and fear.

Sep 092019
 

You are not better than this. You are not worse than this. You are exactly this.

Sep 062019
 

The best places don’t let people in, and the worst don’t let them out.

Sep 052019
 

Natural selection surely favors a disposition to attribute success to factors under one’s control.