You cannot have a contemporary prison without contemporary furniture.

Jul 082014

In a democratic age manners and mores spread from top to bottom, then from bottom back to top.

Jul 042014

Behind the insult “calculating” a whole moral history of humanity lies hidden.

Jun 102014

A civilization with elaborate manners is already half-dead.

May 212014

An electronic device that tracked your location at all times used to be a condition of parole.

May 162014

Rudeness is often permissible and sometimes mandatory.

May 072014

A country becomes civilized when its inhabitants can form an orderly queue.

Feb 102014

People who do not say what they mean usually do not know what they mean.

Jan 242014

Anyone who hates children is paying them far too much attention.