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?

Jul 022019
 

The fundamental freedom is of association: from it all others can be derived, without it all others are moot.

Jun 262019
 

A bureaucracy, like a garage, should be hosed down periodically, to dislodge the stray bits of power accumulating in its crevices and corners like dust and dirt.

Jun 192019
 

Popular sovereignty democratizes everything but rule.

Jun 132019
 

Populism is mostly the desire for better elites.

Jun 112019
 

No government censors so rigorously as a mob.

Jun 062019
 

An ounce of exit is worth a pound of voice.

Jun 052019
 

The great political divide is not between left and right, populist and elitist, or authoritarian and libertarian. It is between people who are consumed by politics and people who are sane.

May 162019
 

We are too consumed by who shall rule to notice how.