“I think it’s a reset moment for how businesses are going to be treated: 145 million people work in America; 125 million of them work for private enterprise; 20 million work for government—firemen, sanitation, police, teachers. We hold them in very high regard. But you know, if you didn’t have the 125 you couldn’t pay for the other 20. Business is a huge positive element in society. But for years it’s been beaten down as if we’re terrible people. So I think it’s a good reset.”
Worth a read.
Advantage is a better soldier than rashness.
–William Shakespeare, Henry V, III.6
Icelandic for “Christmas book flood”
“The culture of giving books as presents is very deeply rooted in how families perceive Christmas as a holiday. Normally, we give the presents on the night of the 24th and people spend the night reading.”
I really must visit Iceland next year. It sounds like my kind of place.
“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.”
– Soren Kierkegaard
… when we were brought face to face with tyranny—with a kind of tyranny that surpassed the boldest imagination of the most powerful thinkers of the past—our political science failed to recognize it.
—Leo Strauss, On Tyranny
The fearful cries against President Donald J. Trump on the grounds that he is a tyrant in the making would have more credibility if a yuuge swath of Western media and political elites had not spent much of the last century missing, ignoring or excusing the worst tyranny in human history.
This Christmas Eve, celebrate the 25th anniversary of its defeat.
First they came for our jobs, now the bots have started to hijack our reading.