Remembering – Everything

Remembering

The obscurest epoch is today.
—Stevenson

Apr 182022
 

Dead white men are to be disregarded in part because they are men, more because they are white, and most of all because they are dead.

Apr 142022
 

Few mourn dueling, but many mourn the qualities that once induced men to duel.

Feb 242022
 

There have been historically four ways of dealing with conquered people, corresponding to the four stages of civilization: kill them; enslave them; tax them; and supply them with money, weapons, military training, ample reason for resentment, and then leave.

Feb 112022
 

Civilization can never be other than a brief local interlude; it creates the conditions for its own destruction.

Feb 012022
 

Any man who was not a Whig a hundred fifty years ago had no heart, and any man who is one today has no brains.