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?

Dec 152016

Good governance is when the populace makes most of its own misery.

Dec 052016

Caligula wished that the people of Rome had but one neck: in modern terms, he had a passion for equality.

Nov 302016

We elect such hideous candidates, and we are all such lovely people.

Oct 312016

Populism is the theory that your inferiors should have a say, and authoritarianism is the theory that it should be at your expense.

Oct 172016

The government can be a great deal worse than the populace, but no better.

Oct 102016

Regulation exists to manufacture non-compliance.

Sep 272016

The thirst for equality can be slaked only by the acquisition of superiority.

Sep 202016

Parents, and governments, pursue order, not justice.