Monthly Archives: May 2020


A genius is a thinker who is only 50% full of shit.

A working self-definition.

An aphorist is a writer who reasons that rationalizations are wordy.

Choice has displaced decision.

Consumerism, in turn, is the trivialization of choice.

Official vs actual standards.

In progressive eras, actual standards are higher than official ones. In reactionary eras, official standards are higher than actual ones.

On the level.

Punch up, push forward. Help up, look back.

Timeless, time-bound.

The political genres are allegory and myth, historical and science fiction.

Ethical and/or political.

Ethical maturity means seeing all the colors; political maturity means seeing in black and white.


Yes, policy is complex, but politics is simple.

Apolitical political science.

The way you analyze politics reminds me of a manners-mongerer describing silverware.

Seriously, who cares?

I have never seen a group of scholars work so hard on basically unmotivated research.