The great political divide is not between left and right, populist and elitist, or authoritarian and libertarian. It is between people who are consumed by politics and people who are sane.
Error is boundless.
Nor hope nor doubt,
Though both be groundless,
Will average out.
The in-group and out-group are praised and blamed by the same people for exactly the same policies, and the bulk of American political commentary consists of party flacks pointing this out about the flacks of the other party.
No one who thinks of himself as open-minded can be persuaded otherwise.
If you maintain that IQ has no meaning, I can probably guess your IQ.
Everyone should have one friend whose thought is a digest of fashionable absurdities. It saves no end of time.
To do the same thing over and over expecting different results is reputed to be insanity, and yet we persist in elections.
Not everything is as dumb as it looks, but that’s the way to bet.
That the great are so rarely good speaks mostly to the poverty of our moral intuitions.
If you can convince a man to believe nothing, you can convince him to believe anything.
The best-attested, most frequently reproduced result in social science is that social scientists do not have the faintest idea how to conduct a study.