"There is always a certain meanness in the argument of conservatism, joined with a certain superiority in its fact."
Ralph Waldo Emerson, quoted in this City Journal piece on the CIA.
"Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold" - W.B. Yeats. "We're doomed !" - Private Frazer. "Like scrolling through a decade's worth of Daily Mail editorials in 20 minutes" - TheLoonyFromCatford