Like Russians for Stalin, many Americans are nostalgic for a time when we all thought the same, or at least we all thought we did.
The obscurest epoch is today.
Enlightenment philosophy is Christianity without the serpent.
Sixty years ago we were repressed, and there were a few things it was dangerous to say. Today we are liberated, and there are a great many.
The only class struggle is the bourgeoisie against itself.
Never before in history has oppression been so subtle.
Those who think they are the future can’t tell you half as much about it as those who know they are the past.
Many modern ills trace to the fateful decision to teach stupid people how to read.
The nostalgia is not for poverty but for the social bonds that poverty demands and cements.
Journalism is the first draft of history, shortly to reside with all other first drafts.
The past also judges us, less indulgently than the future will.