Quite apart from the prestige of technology, people do, after all, prefer a simple idea to a complex one.
Politics is too often regarded as a poor relation, inherently dependent and subsidiary; it is rarely praised as something with a life and character of its own.
BOREDOM with established truths is a great enemy of free men.
Where government is impossible, politics is impossible.
If a government is to do great new things, it will need more support. If a government is to change the world, it will need mass support. This is one of the discoveries of modern government.
Since the business of politics is the conciliation of differing interests, justice must not merely be done, but to be seen to be done.
One of the symptoms of a declining social order is that its members have to give most of their time to politics, rather than to the real tasks of economic production, in an attempt to patch up the cracks already appearing from the 'inner contradictions' of such a system.
Certainly if the fundamental problem of society is that demands are infinite and resources are always limited, politics, not economics is the master science.
The unique character of political activity lies, quite literally, in its publicity.
Too often the revolutionary is the man who must create order in the chaos left by failed conservatives.
In an abstract but real sense, Marxism arose through the breakdown first of religion and then of 'reason' as single sources of authority.
Free men stick their necks out.
The praise of free men is worth having, for it is the only praise which is free from either servility or condescension.
A politics of vengeance is not politics. Revenge is a recklessness towards the future in a vain attempt to make the present abolish a suffering which is already past.
There is no great danger to politics in the desire for certainty at any price.