While it’s easy to cre­ate a bat­tery in the lab that per­forms well by one mea­sure, the way such re­sults are re­ported is of­ten a kind of sleight-of-hand

Die politische Bewegung lenkte durchaus nach dem Ziele der Despotie

οἱ ἐν ταῖς εὐπορίαις, ἂν ἡ πολιτεία διδῷ τὴν ὑπεροχήν, ὑβρίζειν ζητοῦσι καὶ πλεονεκτεῖν

διὰ τὸ πάσας τὰς ἀριστοκρατικὰς πολιτείας ὀλιγαρχικὰς εἶναι μᾶλλον πλεονεκτοῦσιν οἱ γνώριμοι

διαφθείρονται … καὶ φέρειν οὐ παντὸς ἀνδρὸς εὐτυχίαν

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

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

Now today, of course, the siloviki like their western luxuries, but I don’t know if all this colossal wealth is making them happier or if money itself is the most important thing for them

We have to get past the idea that all forms of government have been tried and that we are locked in to what we have as the best possible … Civilization is in its infancy

She gives us full equations from Bernoulli and Euler, obviously to soften us up with some math she thinks we won’t understand