Tag Archives: politics
The only thing it has reliably done is made habitual thinkers slightly less stupid.
A political line is seldom straight.
There are no enemies in intellectual life, only many kinds of friends.
I trust my institution; plus, institutions are necessary. I distrust my bosses, who are not.
A balanced imbalance is hidden war. An imbalanced balance is oppressive peace.
Anytime I want to criticize an ancestor as “insufficiently radical,” I remind myself that their struggles are what afford me half a chance at surviving.
The extraordinary is an actual intensification, and potential transformation, of the ordinary.
They even believe that all economics is war. Sadly, they may have a point.
I liked them better with their masks on.
Political responsibility demands that we take sides. Ethical responsibility demands that you question the division into sides.