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.