Dec 122018

What matters is not the size of the lie but its endless repetition: we imagine a big lie is easier to swallow because there is no point in wasting the propaganda apparatus on a small one.

Dec 112018

If you are stupid, you think your political opponents are evil, and if you are evil, you think they are stupid.

Dec 102018

The best recipient for your advice, your former self, is unfortunately in no position to take it.

Dec 062018

If only I could have school over again, to leave sooner and do worse.

Dec 052018

Commiseration, n.   The feeling of relief that there are some problems you don’t have.

Dec 042018

It’s good luck to attribute one’s success to good luck.

Dec 032018

Whiggism implies boundless optimism about the future, and, less often noted, boundless contempt for the past.

Nov 302018

A savage can be a proper host: it takes civilization to be a proper guest.