Feb 192018
 

If your argument is unanswered it is usually not because it is irrefutable.

Feb 162018
 

The future will marvel that we regarded “be yourself ” as sound moral advice.

Feb 152018
 

That you might not be right — this idea can be entertained, briefly, at intervals. But that you might not be good — this is insupportable.

Feb 142018
 

If you are an impostor, is it a syndrome to feel like one?

Feb 132018
 

Elite, adj.   1. Distinguished by outstanding achievement. Obs.   2. On top.

Feb 092018
 

You don’t fight for your country: you fight for your platoon.

Feb 082018
 

Reputations for iconoclasm vastly outnumber iconoclasts, which is to be expected, as they are vastly more useful.

Feb 072018
 

Those tiny notifications are ego reified, tugging at you incessantly, like a child at its mother in the supermarket, in the cereal aisle.

Feb 062018
 

At the beginning you go to the gulag for criticizing Stalin; toward the end for being first, when his name is mentioned, to stop applauding.