Remembering – Everything


The obscurest epoch is today.

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!

Feb 242023

What drives the proverbial cycle of good times and hard times? In part weakness and strength, mostly idleness and occupation.

Nov 182022

Certain villains achieve martyrdom by the peculiar luck of being murdered by men still more villainous.

Sep 122022

As you grow old, you forget, and as you forget, you have to stop lying, or at least cut way down.

Sep 092022

Rogues, dunces, and newspapermen have long been with us, but the rogues are no longer charming, the dunces no longer amiable, and the newspapermen no longer raffish.

Aug 262022

We so often demand that the dead meet the standards of the living, and so rarely that the living meet the standards of the dead.