Monthly Archives: February 2013

William F

Buckley. Paleolithic spokesman for conservatives: Though liberals do a great deal of talking about hearing other points of view, it sometimes shocks them to learn that there are other points of view. From his book “Up From Liberalism”, 1959(!). And … Continue reading

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Essential Workers

I am, as I have been for as long as I can remember, dependent on others to phrase things that I believe well. In this case, from Ace: You understand, of course, that when the government fears it may have … Continue reading

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The Iron Law of Bureaucracy

Attributed by Ace to Jerry Pournelle. In any bureaucracy, the people devoted to the benefit of the bureaucracy itself always get in control and those dedicated to the goals the bureaucracy is supposed to accomplish have less and less influence, … Continue reading

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The More Things Change… (Part II)

I didn’t intend to save any images, but I’m making an exception for this. Back when newspapers were not all acting as semi-autonomous propaganda organs for the Democratic Party, it was possible to see different perspectives and even – gasp! … Continue reading

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Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

Or, in English, “the more thing change, the more they remain the same”: “The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now … Continue reading

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Huxley

Aldous, that is. An often perceptive observer of society. Driscoll uses the following comment from Huxley as his Quote of the Day: There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, … Continue reading

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