Sep 022016
 

Checks and balances and the separation of powers, the supposed bedrock principles of American government, contradict each other directly.

Sep 012016
 

Photographs do not steal your soul, only your memories.

Aug 312016
 

How quickly we recover from being stunned into silence.

Aug 302016
 

It’s a dog-eat-dog world, unless the dogs happen to belong to the same professional guild.

Aug 292016
 

Knowledge is to have a hammer; wisdom is to recognize what’s not a nail.

Aug 242016
 

That the many knowledgeable and intelligent people who disagree with you are deluded is the most common delusion of all.

Aug 232016
 

For himself a man will go only so far. To stop at nothing, discard every scruple, he must be convinced that he will make a better world.

Aug 192016
 

We would do better to speak of gaps in our ignorance.

Aug 182016
 

Liberality is exactly like liberalism, except with your own money.