September 29, 2010


Both the conservatives and the progressives seem to me to be full of the same kind of intolerance, arrogance, empty-headedness, and to be dominated by different kinds of conformism; in either case the dread of being left out of their reference group.
-- Thomas Merton

Posted by Dr. Frank at September 29, 2010 10:03 PM | TrackBack


Hear, hear.

Posted by: Nate Pensky at September 29, 2010 10:19 PM

I'll raise you:

"Anguish over the decline of civilization is the affliction of a reactionary. The democrat cannot lament the disappearance of something of which he is ignorant."

-The Aphorisms of Nicolás Gómez Dávila


"The palate is the only suitable laboratory for the analysis of texts"

"The contemporary public is the first to readily buy what it neither needs nor likes."

"To maintain that “all ideas are respectable” is nothing but pompous nonsense.
Nevertheless, there is no opinion that the support of a sufficient number of imbeciles does not oblige one to put up with.
Let us not disguise our impotence as tolerance."

Posted by: josh at September 30, 2010 05:31 PM