Mar 022017
 

Not to opine in public on matters that surpass one’s understanding — this is the most neglected of civic duties.

Mar 012017
 

Every discipline attempts to transfer sovereignty from the consumer to the producer; “professionalism” is our name for a successful coup.

Feb 282017
 

Self-criticism, painful as it may be, at least affords the opportunity to think about oneself.

Feb 242017
 

Every feasible technology will be used, and every admitted principle will be exploited.

Feb 222017
 

Collegiality is implacably hostile to independence of mind, and it can be avoided only by not having colleagues.

Feb 212017
 

Relativism, n.  The belief that all things are relative, though some are more relative than others.

Feb 202017
 

You are an ideologue if your views can be inferred from your vocabulary.

Feb 172017
 

Writers can write nonsense without ill effect. It is when readers put up with, then expect, and finally demand it that civilization ends.