No representation without taxation.
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?
Successful pedagogy requires the right students; successful governance, the right populace.
The cure for any political ideology is to live under it for a while.
All vandals belong to the same party.
It is almost no time at all between not being permitted to dissent and not being permitted to abstain.
Professing communism never saved a kulak, and professing Nazism never saved a Jew. Only the religious fanatics are that sporting.
Pas d’ennemi à gauche eventually begets pas d’ennemi à droite.
At the beginning you go to the gulag for criticizing Stalin; toward the end for being first, when his name is mentioned, to stop applauding.
Nazism is worse than Bolshevism, because everybody’s sober.
A government not of men but of laws — written by men, interpreted by men, and enforced by men.