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?

Oct 162017
 

Law is keeping order: justice is keeping score.

Oct 122017
 

To deify the state has a certain logic; for the state is compulsion and coercion, and these, too, are God’s usual means.

Sep 252017
 

Actual tyrannies require courage to oppose.

Sep 162017
 

If policy simply achieved its ends, a new outlet would have to be found for the ingenuity expended in its defense.

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.