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?

Feb 272013

The great problem in political science is how to persuade the people to elect a government of which the theorist approves.

Jan 092013

Men can always be found to do the king’s bidding without asking so much as the king’s shilling in return.

Jan 012013

Legality is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

Dec 072012

Fiat justitia will assuredly result in pereat mundus.

Nov 052012

The practicing capitalist is a capitalist; the practicing anarchist is a terrorist; the practicing socialist is a thief.

Oct 222012

Stare decisis is an infinite regress error.

Oct 092012

Men form alliances first not to be stolen from, and then to steal.