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?

Aug 032016
 

Free speech means, more technically, that the value of any given utterance asymptotically approaches zero.

Jul 202016
 

It is a feature of America that anyone can grow up to be President. Or perhaps it is a bug.

May 112016
 

When a majority rejects democracy, then in what does democracy consist?

Apr 202016
 

The politician’s favorite tools are organizations that profess themselves above politics.

Mar 222016
 

War puts the pacific virtues to use, but peace can do nothing with the martial ones.