Flash mobs appeared from nowhere, a few years ago, and vanished as suddenly as they came.
Democracy is the conviction that my policy preferences are widely held, and populism is the fear that yours are.
To be wrongfully accused of an illness is far more serious than to be wrongfully accused of a crime.
Writing is irresponsible, and aphorism is the most irresponsible form of writing.
There are no murders of great civilizations — only suicides.
The end does not justify the means: it is the means.
Science progresses by funeral, culture by massacre.
To win at politics requires commitment, and the committed party is the one to whose constituents politics offers the only chance of advancement.
Truth or meaning: Choose one.
Teaching everyone to read leaves the difficulty of supplying vast amounts of reading matter suitable for everyone.