June 24, 2022

To Winston Churchill’s assessment of democracy, I add:
Most government leaders in a democracy are ordinary people who are entrusted to deal with extraordinary political demands which keep democracy barely better than any other form of government.

June 23, 2022

The most effective force in terms of the elevation of an individual’s morality is the singular power of art. A book or play or film can change the direction of one’s life.

June 17, 2022

Yesterday, I heard that a woman was pushed down a flight of stairs by a homeless man. Three of her ribs were broken. Some government outfit will reward the homeless man with almost $300 dollars for every day he reports for rehabilitation. He will earn about $17,000 if he reports for the full rehabilitation period. I’m sorry for the woman, but am ecstatically thrilled by the homeless man’s success!