The obscurest epoch is today.

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.

Feb 052018

It is the lies we tell about history that we are most apt to remember.

Jan 042018

It is humble to side with science, and abject to side with history.

Dec 272017

History is best read with a grand theory in mind. It will surely be false, but facts and incidents will cling to it like lint.

Nov 082017

Civilization creates leisure, leisure promotes folly, and folly ends civilization.

Sep 272017

Not so long ago people were enslaved by other than comfort, choice, and convenience.