Good governance is when the populace makes most of its own misery.
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?
Caligula wished that the people of Rome had but one neck: in modern terms, he had a passion for equality.
We elect such hideous candidates, and we are all such lovely people.
Aristocracies die with the disappearance of their duties, not their privileges.
Populism is the theory that your inferiors should have a say, and authoritarianism is the theory that it should be at your expense.
Where books are burned, they are taken seriously.
The government can be a great deal worse than the populace, but no better.
Regulation exists to manufacture non-compliance.
The thirst for equality can be slaked only by the acquisition of superiority.
Parents, and governments, pursue order, not justice.