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?

Apr 182014
 

The fiercest tribal warrior is the universalist.

Apr 092014
 

One ought to be a bit embarrassed to win an election.

Apr 032014
 

The basest viciousness usually wraps itself in a hygienic metaphor.

Mar 312014
 

Only after he has exhausted his other resources does the boy begin to torture insects, or the ruler his subjects.

Mar 182014
 

People would rather be ruled by their own kind than well.

Mar 032014
 

Every new power allies itself with the dispossessed, for the possessed are its competition.

Feb 202014
 

To wield power wisely it is necessary to obtain it.

Feb 072014
 

Punishment deters best when regarded as expiation.

Feb 052014
 

No government strong enough to provide liberty is weak enough to preserve it.