The arc of the eligible-voter universe bends toward fecklessness.
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?
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.
Unity is what you call for when you win.
The cure for division is not discussion but secession.
An expert torturer always reminds you that it’s for your own good, and hurts him more than you.
To do the same thing over and over expecting different results is reputed to be insanity, and yet we persist in elections.
Democracy is the conviction that my policy preferences are widely held, and populism is the fear that yours are.
The end does not justify the means: it is the means.