Ruling

In ’37 Stalin made a hash
Of party loyalists and army brass.
Decimation: One in ten are shot.
What’s the word when one in ten are not?

Sep 122017
 

What politicians say about science is as silly as what scientists say about politics.

Aug 082017
 

We speak with awe of ruling the world, as the supreme attainment; but the world has had many rulers, on the whole a sorry lot.

Jul 242017
 

Without the feeling of freedom, slavery is not complete.

Jul 212017
 

Today all government is popular government — if not by the people, then in their name.

Jul 172017
 

Power reveals; and absolute power reveals absolutely.

Jul 032017
 

Democracy and war are the most efficient mechanisms for becoming angry at large groups of people one has never met.

Jun 132017
 

That a politician is popular with the young may not be sufficient reason to oppose him, but it’s a start.

Jun 072017
 

The meek shall inherit the earth when the bold are through with it.

May 302017
 

When one hears that a public figure hates journalists, it may be true; but what will be certain is that journalists hate him.