I picked a hell of a time to start following politics. I’ve only been paying attention since the most recent national election cycle and I’ve seen some mind-boggling shit. Not to pontificate like a first-year grad student, I recall giving a brief sketch of the etymologies of politics and politic—”affairs of state” and “pertaining to public life,”
“Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.”
Dort wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen.
How pundits, quacks, sciolists, and charlatans subvert erudition and wisdom