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 252019
 

Democracy is the conviction that my policy preferences are widely held, and populism is the fear that yours are.

Mar 192019
 

The end does not justify the means: it is the means.

Mar 152019
 

To win at politics requires commitment, and the committed party is the one to whose constituents politics offers the only chance of advancement.

Mar 112019
 

Rich societies produce leisure sufficient for folly, and democratic societies make this everybody’s problem.

Mar 012019
 

No sensible ruler tries to suppress ideas. It is a comparatively simple matter to suppress their implementation.

Feb 152019
 

Today’s atrocities are committed for Equality and Justice; tomorrow’s will be committed for Love.

Jan 302019
 

To be represented is the smallest aspiration.

Jan 282019
 

Progressive mores, which in the name of equality must be preached to and adopted by all, are mildly toxic to about a tenth of the population, crippling to two-thirds, and potentially fatal to the rest. For a few grifters they make a lucrative career.

Jan 172019
 

The savage’s hatred of the civilized man does little harm, unless abetted by the civilized man’s hatred of himself.

Jan 082019
 

Leninism is not communist any more than Catholicism is Christian: they are programs for the respective containment of communism and Christianity.