The press must grow day in and day out — it is our Party’s sharpest and most powerful weapon.
Most of the problems of this country are not nearly as bad as the “solutions” — especially the solutions that politicians come up with during election years.
When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind.
Socialists desire to practice legal plunder, not illegal plunder. Socialists, like all other monopolists, desire to make the law their own weapon. And when once the law is on the side of socialism, how can it be used against socialism? For when plunder is abetted by the law, it does not fear your courts, your gendarmes, and your prisons. Rather, it may call upon them for help.
[David] Hume and [Friedrich] Hayek stressed the limited nature and impermanence of knowledge. Hayek observed that knowledge is not concentrated in a single authority but dispersed across the population. A free and open society, with capitalistic institutions of private property and enforceable contracts, uses knowledge better than central planning. A free society enables a better balance of conflicting objectives and the achievement of objectives with less sacrifice of other wants.
Capitalism teaches people to be grateful for what they’ve earned. Socialism teaches people to be entitled to what others produced. Socialism makes people selfish.
Ten million ignorances do not constitute one knowledge.
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half the time.
It is not true that fascism is only the fighting organisation of the bourgeoisie. Fascism is not only a military-technical category. Fascism is the bourgeoisie’s fighting organisation that relies on the active support of Social-Democracy. Social-Democracy is objectively the moderate wing of fascism. There is no ground for assuming that the fighting organisation of the bourgeoisie can achieve decisive successes in battles, or in governing the country, without the active support of Social-Democracy. There is just as little ground for thinking that Social-Democracy can achieve decisive successes in battles, or in governing the country, without the active support of the fighting organisation of the bourgeoisie. These organisations do not negate, but supplement each other. They are not antipodes, they are twins.
As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate.