Remembering

The obscurest epoch is today.
—Stevenson

Aug 072015
 

I regret less the great works that have been irretrievably lost than the mediocre ones that have been irrevocably preserved.

Jul 212015
 

We speak of rewriting history, as if there were an alternative.

Mar 232015
 

Classical Greece was infested with trolls, then called philosophers.

Mar 032015
 

The hard sciences killed God, natural selection buried Him, variance drove a silver stake through His heart, and yet He will not die.

Feb 232015
 

For every empire history offers a hundred explanations for why it fell, when what we need to know is how it lasted.

Feb 102015
 

The right side of history — it is a marvel in its way. Five small words, yet is there a contemporary folly it neglects to embrace?