Feb 272013
 

The great problem in political science is how to persuade the people to elect a government of which the theorist approves.

Feb 262013
 

Defang a book by putting it on the syllabus, a painting by putting it in a museum, and a radical by putting him in the ministry.

Feb 252013
 

We are more like our contemporaries than we imagine, and less like our ancestors.

Feb 222013
 

Expertise makes one peremptory, but peremptoriness does not make one expert.

Feb 212013
 

The wise are all alike, but every fool is foolish in his own way.

Feb 202013
 

If it has never crossed your mind that you might be stupid, you are.

Feb 192013
 

The polite conversationalist, when interrupted by a monologue, smiles, and waits his turn, before resuming his own.

Feb 152013
 

The American upper middle class has largely given up sex and alcohol in favor of litigation and insurance fraud.

Feb 142013
 

It hurts less to give up the luxury than the idea that you can afford it.