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?

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.

May 182017

The legislative branch is government as we imagine it, the executive as we know it, the judicial as we resort to it in extremity.

May 042017

We must defend democracy from the half of the population too stupid to be entrusted with it.

Apr 262017

Elite is a rather flattering term for what is in fact a clutch of overgrown teacher’s pets.

Apr 122017

The conquerors enslave the conquered, when the gap between them is small; when it is large, they exterminate them.

Apr 102017

A suppressed idea mutates to ever more virulent forms; these are then invoked to justify its continued suppression.

Apr 042017

The desire to rule would be impotent without the desire to be ruled.

Mar 172017

In order that our boys shall not have died in vain, a great many of our boys die in vain.