Apr 132018
 

A dangerous idea must be, if not true, at least plausible.

Apr 122018
 

No conversation has ever been preceded by a demand for one.

Apr 112018
 

Always speak Truth to Power, once you’re sure Power isn’t going to option your novel.

Apr 102018
 

The world will end; and, tragically, no one will survive to say I told you so.

Apr 092018
 

The argument is for feeling good about the invective, and the invective is for feeling good about oneself.

Apr 062018
 

Good manners consists in asking quiet people why they won’t talk and not asking noisy ones why they won’t shut up.

Apr 052018
 

It was a distinctively contemporary utopia, a world in which one was never contradicted.

Apr 042018
 

Journalists, Kraus said, are writers who do not understand their subject — for which their remedy is to read each other assiduously.

Apr 032018
 

Successful pedagogy requires the right students; successful governance, the right populace.

Apr 022018
 

No one wants more common sense: most think they have a full measure; a few that they have a finer, uncommon sense to make up for its lack.