Ruling – Page 38 – Everything


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?

Jan 132014

Revolutions spare nothing but the machinery of the state at which they are ostensibly directed.

Dec 252013

Constant surveillance is the vocation of the police and the avocation of everyone else.

Dec 092013

Yesterday the great enemy of democracy was distinction of birth; today it is distinction of wealth; tomorrow it will be distinction.

Nov 282013

To be powerful relieves one of the obligation to be interesting.

Nov 012013

Nobody says “it’s the law” about a good law.

Oct 042013

People will stand for hardship from their rulers but not for insult.