The end does not justify the means: it is the means.
Science progresses by funeral, culture by massacre.
To win at politics requires commitment, and the committed party is the one to whose constituents politics offers the only chance of advancement.
Truth or meaning: Choose one.
Teaching everyone to read leaves the difficulty of supplying vast amounts of reading matter suitable for everyone.
That there is nothing new under the sun is possibly the oldest argument under the sun.
Rich societies produce leisure sufficient for folly, and democratic societies make this everybody’s problem.
Exalt theory over practice, and youth over age will shortly follow.
That the great are so rarely good speaks mostly to the poverty of our moral intuitions.
Maybe it was the nerds who were evil all along.