Saturday, July 25, 2020

Glenn Reynolds -

...in the end the police aren’t there to protect the public from criminals, they’re there to protect criminals from the public. Communities dealt with crime long before police were invented, usually in rather harsh and low-due-process ways. The bargain was, let the police handle it instead. No police, no bargain.

Monday, March 02, 2020

Freeman Dyson -

A model is such a fascinating toy that you fall in love with your creation... Every model has to be compared to the real world and, if you can't do that, then don't believe the model.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Robert Heinlein -

What are the facts? Again and again and again – what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what “the stars foretell,” avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable “verdict of history” – what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts!

Saturday, February 01, 2020

Joseph Goebbels -

Not every item of news should be published. Rather must those who control news policies endeavor to make every item of news serve a certain purpose.

Monday, December 02, 2019

Arthur Schopenhauer -

All truth passes through three stages: first, it is ridiculed; second, it is violently opposed; and third, it is accepted as self-evident.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Donald Rumsfeld -

There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don’t know we don’t know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Frederick Douglass -

To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.