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?

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.

Jan 152014
 

The revolutionary is nine parts hatred and envy of the oppressor, and one part sympathy and love for the oppressed.

Jan 132014
 

Revolutions spare nothing but the machinery of the state at which they are ostensibly directed.