The perception, sufficiently exact, supersedes the judgment, obviates the judgment, becomes the judgment.
It is unfortunate that I forget so few of my thoughts.
Identity politics debase not politics but identity.
Deviants and criminals, given the chance, will dwell endlessly on their own deviance and criminality. Repression at least obliges them to change the subject.
To tyrannize over a people it is necessary to humiliate them, and nothing is more humiliating than declaring normal acts heinous crimes.
A nation that regards speech as the fundamental liberty is a nation unable to keep its mouth shut.
The loss of America’s appetite for full-on war has whetted it for petty military adventure.
Ideology readily replaces identity: both hinge on what and whom to hate.
Writing carries the small but ever-present danger of being understood.
The good reader blames himself first for obscurity, and to punish this habit with nonsense is worse than bad writing: it is depraved conduct.