I may be a little overwrought at the present moment, but I must confess that, to me, the countries of Europe are nothing more or less than a collection of mouse-traps. In some of them, the cheese is of a superior quality, that is the only difference.
…all this is only an application of a general liberal principle. It is exactly the same: That the truth can be found through an unrestrained clash of opinion and that competition will produce harmony. The intellectual core of liberalism resides for him “in its specific relationship to truth, which becomes a mere function of the eternal competition of opinions.
The believe that all power comes from the people takes on a meaning similar to the belief that all authoritative power comes from God.
‘Where’s all this smoke from?’ asked Maria. ‘Nothing seems
to be burning.’
‘CNN,’ Schwarzenegger replied.
‘You mean they’re burning something?’
‘No,’ said Schwarzenegger, ‘they’re shooting something.’
The present time is without turning points. A turn of events is
always for the better. But when, as today, calamiry is at its height, the heavens
open and hurl their fire on those who are lost in any case.