Remembering

The obscurest epoch is today.
—Stevenson

Jun 252018
 

One wonders what people who oppose eugenics think history is.

May 162018
 

The past is rarely given voice, except to pronounce in favor of present fashion.

May 082018
 

To be on the wrong side of history is sometimes fatal; to be in its way always is.

Apr 242018
 

The makers of history know too little of how it will turn out, and the writers know too much.

Apr 232018
 

History does not swim left; it is pushed, by the many little helpers on its right side.

Feb 272018
 

Professing communism never saved a kulak, and professing Nazism never saved a Jew. Only the religious fanatics are that sporting.

Feb 062018
 

At the beginning you go to the gulag for criticizing Stalin; toward the end for being first, when his name is mentioned, to stop applauding.