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?

Jul 052018
 

We are exhorted to ask cui bono?, yet cui malo? is often the more penetrating question.

Jun 292018
 

A government of laws, not of men, requires suitable men.

Jun 142018
 

To the problem of different opinions political science offers two solutions, idealism and realism. Idealism: different opinions should not exist. Realism: different opinions do not exist.

Jun 062018
 

WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
DIVERSITY BRINGS US TOGETHER

May 222018
 

The point of a special day for airing grievances is that all the other days are not.

Apr 032018
 

Successful pedagogy requires the right students; successful governance, the right populace.

Mar 282018
 

The cure for any political ideology is to be governed by it for a while.

Mar 092018
 

It is almost no time at all between not being permitted to dissent and not being permitted to abstain.