Aug 092013
 

The revolutionary treats the oppressed as the defense lawyer treats the client: under no circumstances are they to speak for themselves.

Aug 082013
 

One is asked to be reasonable and expected to be moderate.

Aug 072013
 

Humanity for the first time is burdened with a vast proletariat of literate, ambitious, and demanding people who can’t really do anything.

Aug 062013
 

Certain qualities — skepticism, iconoclasm, willpower — are fixed in quantity, and must be apportioned wisely.

Aug 052013
 

All people at all times have annals; but only some at a few times have history.

Aug 022013
 

Certain ideas are so corrosive that they eat through even themselves.

Jul 302013
 

Revolution is seeded by abuse and watered by reform.