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?

Aug 262019
 

Power operates like other scarce goods, and black markets spring up in it where it is proscribed.

Aug 142019
 

“No friends to the right” is the bedrock principle on which left and right agree.

Jul 222019
 

It doesn’t matter what the rules are. What matters is that no one know what the rules are.

Jul 182019
 

Permissiveness is more regressive than any sales tax.

Jul 122019
 

The more obvious the truth, the more severely its utterance is punished.

Jul 112019
 

How to smash the oppressors while preserving the sponsors has yet to be demonstrated.

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.