Remembering – Everything


The obscurest epoch is today.

Nov 092023

We infer the future from the past because the past is all we have: our generalizations, like our generals, are always fighting the last war.

Oct 122023

Men who knew something about everything were deposed by men who knew everything about something, who were succeeded, in their turn, by men who know nothing about anything.

Jun 232023

This is not the end of history. It is not even the beginning of the end of history. But it is, perhaps, the end of the end of history.

May 122023

For every empire history offers a hundred reasons why it fell, when what we need to know is why it lasted.

Mar 072023

The East, the West, the classical and Christian, the medieval and modern, the peasantry, the proletariat, the bourgeoisie, the 18th, 19th, 20th century — what intellectual malfeasance shelters under the definite article!