We punish speech because we have yet to devise an effective way to punish thought.
In ’37 Stalin made a hash
Of party loyalists and army brass.
Decimation: One in ten are shot.
What’s the word when one in ten are not?
The logic of stealing an election demands the vigorous suppression of claims that it was stolen.
The world has always fought over ideas, whose truth is at best a minor strategic advantage.
Might doesn’t make right, just the rules.
The future will have no laws, only terms of service.
Rome’s interests, to Caesar, are indistinguishable from his own.
If you want power, fame is a liability.
A man can bear almost any punishment, provided it’s not for his own good.
One never sees extremely powerful men decide, in midlife, that they have accumulated enough power, and devote the rest of their years to giving it away.
Ants can be deterred from crossing a boundary by outlining it with chalk: this is respectable opinion. On ants it works only for a while.