"...our real Disease; which is Democracy, the poison of which by a subdivision will only be the more concentrated in each part." - Alexander Hamilton…
"Enrich yourselves!" - slogan of Bolshevik revolutionary and theorist Nikolai Bukharin advising on how to achieve communism.
"He killed my ma, he killed my pa, he gets my vote" - 1997 campaign slogan of Charles Taylor, Liberian warlord and president.
"When you’re not winning, you’re losing," - John McCain, US Republican Senator on Afghanistan, 9 July 2017.
"I don't care who does the electing, so long as I get to do the nominating" - William "Boss" Tweed, July 1875, corrupt head of New York political…
"We are not immune to the fact that one day we have a scoundrel among us. If I knew that now, he would no longer be alive tomorrow. Short process…
"During peace time a scientist belongs to the World, but during war time he belongs to his country." - Fritz Haber, German chemist, Nobel prize winner…
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"Since the Freedom of Information Act, I'm afraid to say things like that." - Henry Kissinger, 10 March 1975 about his joke: "The illegal we do…
"Early to bed, Early to rise, Work like hell — And advertise!" - As quoted in The National Provisioner, Vol 44, June 1911.
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"Welcome to hell" - message by Chechen fighters heard on Russian radios during the First Battle of Grosny moments before the 131st Separate Motor Rifle…
"Sometimes, however, it seems to me that I am not really a human being at all, but like a bird or a beast in human form," - Rosa Luxemburg, German…
For the Fortnight: January 19 to February 2 Reporting In Where I recap what I’ve been doing this last fortnight so you know I’m not just using your…