The fundamental freedom is of association: from it all others can be derived, without it all others are moot.
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?
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.
Popular sovereignty democratizes everything but rule.
Populism is mostly the desire for better elites.
No government censors so rigorously as a mob.
An ounce of exit is worth a pound of voice.
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.
Late capitalism is a myth: late democracy is real.
We are too consumed by who shall rule to notice how.
The arc of the eligible-voter universe bends toward fecklessness.