Populism is mostly the desire for better elites.
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?
No government censors so rigorously as a mob.
An ounce of exit is worth a pound of voice.
The great political divide is not between left and right, populist and elitist, or authoritarian and libertarian. It is between people who are consumed by politics and people who are sane.
Late capitalism is a myth: late democracy is real.
We are too consumed by who shall rule to notice how.
The arc of the eligible-voter universe bends toward fecklessness.
To pretend that everybody rules is the shortest way to get your hands on everybody’s stuff.
Censorship is the appropriate punishment for writing that the censor understands.
Nothing is more democratic than a mob.