Ruling

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?

Aug 142020
 

One must ask of Inclusiveness, as of all political ideologies, what and whom it excludes.

Jul 292020
 

Literacy makes possible the state, and universal literacy the omnipotent state.

Jul 062020
 

Democracy encourages would-be rulers to act like the people in an abject effort to gain the power to act for them.

May 212020
 

To make an omelet you have to break a few eggs; to make a bigger one you have to break a few more; and to make an enormous, imperishable, world-historical omelet, millions of broken eggs are required.