If justice delayed were justice denied, there would be no justice at all.
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?
Bad laws make worse cops.
Power is the difference between the number of people I am obliged to consult and the number who are obliged to consult me.
Nearly every new law is bad, and nearly every old custom is good.
A time-honored tactic of the schoolyard bully, after he has ground your face into the dirt, is to release you on the condition that you mouth some humiliating absurdity. He does not want to convince you of its truth; he wants to see what you will swallow.
Rules are made to be selectively enforced.
Propaganda demands endless repetition, not just of the same ideas, but in the same words.
Separation of powers: each bureaucrat gets a tiny bit.
Deontology for thee, but not for me.
The crisis is not that the press is distrusted: the press has always been distrusted. The crisis is that this has finally dawned on the press.