Thursday, 28 October 2021

"Draconian policies'


I like this proposed addition to Ambrose Bierce's deservedly famous Devil's Dictionary:

draconian policies, stuff that a slogan can dismantle before a paragraph can defend

Some existing entries...


1 comment:

  1. Coincidence? I just cam across this man's name in a link from the Powerline blog and here it is in the NYRB One of America's best. I was taken by this quote:
    “It commonly occurs that in my poor little battle-yarns the incidents that come in for special reprobation by the critics as ‘improbable’ and even ‘impossible’ are transcripts from memory—things that actually occurred before my eyes.”


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