Censorship is the appropriate punishment for writing that the censor understands.
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?
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.
To win at politics requires commitment, and the committed party is the one to whose constituents politics offers the only chance of advancement.
Rich societies produce leisure sufficient for folly, and democratic societies make this everybody’s problem.