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False prophets

“You may be sure that this refractory nature, which demands much toil, has been implanted in us. There are obstacles in our path; so let us fight, and call to our assistance some helpers. “Whom,” you say, “shall I call upon? Shall it be this man or that?” There is another choice also open to […]

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The Roots of Evil: Part 3

“Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.” Milton Friedman “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin “War is a racket“ Major General Smedley Butler “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the […]

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The Roots of Evil: Part 2

“When even the brightest mind in our world has been trained up from childhood in a superstition of any kind, it will never be possible for that mind, in its maturity, to examine sincerely, dispassionately, and conscientiously any evidence or any circumstance which shall seem to cast a doubt upon the validity of that superstition. […]

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The Roots of Evil: Part 1

“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy […]

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