UK, for so long a place of unchallenged ideological supremacy and material security for the rentier

die grenzenlose Nichtigkeit der Oligarchen jeden Versuch die Oligarchie zu retten vergeblich machen werde

in the world of Renaissance humanism dissident reading was a minority practice

Using technology funded by taxpayers, they build tollgates between you and other people’s free content and all the while pay almost no tax on their earnings

It is like the old question, is it better to love or be loved? Because it isn’t a toss-up. There is a right answer there, and it isn’t even close, though most people seem to get it wrong

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

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

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

When I say that all governments are alike, I consider that in no government power can be abused long. Mankind will not bear it

The relative brevity of poetry, combined with the longer time it takes to write, would in general seem to make it peculiarly unsuited to payment by the sheet