People used to say, not long ago, that they didn’t want to be labeled. It seems so quaint.
The price of writing for one audience is the others.
Identity is a checklist. If you check certain boxes you will be expected to check others, and individuality is demonstrated by checking a few boxes from the wrong column.
We venerate artists who die too young to answer questions.
It is always important, in evaluating a policy, to consider how many people you will have to kill to implement it.
There’s nothing wrong with narcissism that better narcissists can’t fix.
Government, though it never depends on the consent of the governed, often depends on large numbers of the governed believing that it does.
There are people who ask strangers and bare acquaintances impertinent questions as if they were entitled to an answer. Sometimes they turn professional, and become journalists.
Like Russians for Stalin, many Americans are nostalgic for a time when we all thought the same, or at least we all thought we did.
Enlightenment philosophy is Christianity without the serpent.