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?

Mar 312014

Only after he has exhausted his other resources does the boy begin to torture insects, or the ruler his subjects.

Mar 182014

People would rather be ruled by their own kind than well.

Mar 032014

Every new power allies itself with the dispossessed, for the possessed are its competition.

Feb 202014

To wield power wisely it is necessary to obtain it.

Feb 072014

Punishment deters best when regarded as expiation.

Feb 052014

No government strong enough to provide liberty is weak enough to preserve it.

Jan 272014

We all speak truth to power that we are sure will pay us no mind.

Jan 232014

Politicians do not place their personal interests before the national interest: they regard them as indispensable to the national interest.

Jan 162014

No government suppresses thought and speech as effectively as your friends and neighbors do.