Oct 312018
 

We say of posthumously venerated figures that they waited generations or centuries to receive their due. It does not occur to us that they may have deserved their earlier neglect, and that it is we who have been taken in.

Oct 302018
 

Orthodoxy’s palace guard paints and probably sees itself as an embattled and powerless minority, defending unpopular truths without fear or favor.

Oct 292018
 

To the vicious cant of equal result is opposed the vaguer, more plausible, and still more vicious cant of equal opportunity.

Oct 262018
 

What’s the alternative? Nothing. Nothing is always the alternative. Usually it is the best alternative.

Oct 252018
 

To be great is to be misunderstood; but to affirm the consequent is rather more common.

Oct 242018
 

The man at pains to conceal his enviable qualities will be envied for his modesty.

Oct 232018
 

The young, though immortal, are in a dreadful hurry.

Oct 222018
 

To get along with children, treat them like adults; to get along with adults, treat them like children.

Oct 192018
 

There’s no point in betting what both parties can readily afford to lose.

Oct 182018
 

There are always things you can’t say. Repression is measured by how many obviously true things you can’t say.