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 202014
 

That no one is above the Law is less a principle than a threat.

Aug 182014
 

Inflict the punishment, and the crime will be inferred.

Aug 052014
 

Anything can be conjured into existence by empowering a committee to suppress it.

Jul 212014
 

Leader: A megalomaniac whose luck has not yet run out.

Jul 032014
 

No one seeks power with a song in his heart.

Jun 252014
 

A well-conducted police state pardons a few prisoners now and then; this persuades the populace that the rest are guilty.

May 302014
 

If truth were ever spoken to it power would be grateful.

Apr 182014
 

The fiercest tribal warrior is the universalist.

Apr 092014
 

One ought to be a bit embarrassed to win an election.

Apr 032014
 

The basest viciousness usually wraps itself in a hygienic metaphor.