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?

Nov 282013

To be powerful relieves one of the obligation to be interesting.

Nov 012013

Nobody says “it’s the law” about a good law.

Oct 152013

Universal suffrage enforces a universal delusion of special competence in politics.

Oct 042013

People will stand for hardship from their rulers but not for insult.

Sep 202013

There are always and everywhere two political parties: the Ins and the Outs. The rest is advertising.

Sep 192013

The people never means quite all of them.

Aug 292013

Those who attack the status quo on the grounds that nothing could be worse are usually proposing something worse.