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You cannot have a contemporary prison without contemporary furniture.
—Clouseau

Oct 082014
 

Shame seems to have peaked as a verb just when it has disappeared as a noun.

Jul 252014
 

Attacks on greatness rain uselessly on civilization’s outer walls; praise for mediocrity bores from within.

Jul 102014
 

The height of a civilization can be judged by its mathematics and its music.

Jul 082014
 

In a democratic age manners and mores spread from top to bottom, then from bottom back to top.

Jul 042014
 

Behind the insult “calculating” a whole moral history of humanity lies hidden.

Jun 102014
 

A civilization with elaborate manners is already half-dead.

May 212014
 

An electronic device that tracked your location at all times used to be a condition of parole.

May 162014
 

Rudeness is often permissible and sometimes mandatory.