Politics

Hitler has imposed a new categorical imperative upon unfree humanity: to arrange our thinking and conduct, so that Auschwitz never repeats itself, so that nothing similar ever happen again.

Adorno, Negative Dialectics, Part Three, III, §2, Redmond translation (altered)

These lies are like their father that begets them; gross as a mountain, open, palpable.

Prince Henry to Falstaff [to whom Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson has compared himself], in Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part 1 (Act 2, Scene 4)

Ivana Trump told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that from time to time her husband reads a book of Hitler’s collected speeches, My New Order, which he keeps in a cabinet by his bed.

Vanity Fair

If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.

Lyndon Johnson (attributed)

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