J’ai l’impression que les politiques aujourd’hui ne font guère l’histoire

μέγιστον δὲ ἐν πάσῃ πολιτείᾳ τὸ καὶ τοῖς νόμοις καὶ τῇ ἄλλῃ οἰκονομίᾳ οὕτω τετάχθαι ὥστε μὴ εἶναι τὰς ἀρχὰς κερδαίνειν

Die politische Bewegung lenkte durchaus nach dem Ziele der Despotie

it is a source of wonder to me how many people’s beliefs just happen to match the demands of institutional power

It is accepted wisdom in Israel that if one wishes to bury a subject, one creates a committee to study it

at … the XIVth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences … it transpired that several leading participants were unable to produce clicks and ejectives in words

Wherever you find suppression of minority opinion, there is no real democracy

Ukrainian medicine, as I first found it, was “eminence-based” and not “evidence-based”. Professors ruled the roost, would brook no criticism

he was letting his sources know what line they should adopt to maximize their chances of being quoted

Economics cannot claim to be a scientific field if its main the­ories are not subject to empir­ical testing and pos­sible rejection