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?

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.

May 132019
 

The arc of the eligible-voter universe bends toward fecklessness.

May 092019
 

To pretend that everybody rules is the shortest way to get your hands on everybody’s stuff.

May 082019
 

Censorship is the appropriate punishment for writing that the censor understands.

May 012019
 

Nothing is more democratic than a mob.

Apr 302019
 

Unity is what you call for when you win.

Apr 042019
 

An expert torturer always reminds you that it’s for your own good, and hurts him more than you.