Jan 202017
 

That anything is good should always be a surprise.

Jan 192017
 

Having forgotten how to ask after truth, we ask after sincerity.

Jan 182017
 

Crime committed on a large enough scale ceases to be criminal. It becomes business as usual, or Realpolitik, or statesmanship.

Jan 172017
 

We generally adopt a new opinion by persuading ourselves that we have always held it.

Jan 162017
 

Reputations are made, and unmade, but never remade.

Jan 132017
 

Major vices are too alien and fascinating to earn our unalloyed contempt; we reserve that for minor ones.

Jan 122017
 

An idea both novel and interesting is almost surely wrong.

Jan 112017
 

A career can be fashioned from a single idea. Two may be tolerated. Three or more are fatal.

Jan 102017
 

Fear, uncertainty, and doubt look like sound epistemic principles to me.

Jan 092017
 

When someone does not speak your language, raise your voice.