To be powerful relieves one of the obligation to be interesting.
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?
Policy begets policy.
Political corruption used to be friction; now it is lubrication.
Nobody says “it’s the law” about a good law.
Universal suffrage enforces a universal delusion of special competence in politics.
People will stand for hardship from their rulers but not for insult.
There are always and everywhere two political parties: the Ins and the Outs. The rest is advertising.
The people never means quite all of them.
No one wants equality except with his betters.
Those who attack the status quo on the grounds that nothing could be worse are usually proposing something worse.