By the mid 1920s the typical American town was in full sexual bloom. The change came with erotic fashions, literature and movies, and an unsuspected sexual aid, the automobile.

— John Leo

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Expert victimologists estimate that 91.

2 percent of people in North America and Europe now qualify as victims, at least in their own minds.

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The diversity revolution [in the news media] was supposed to increase readership and enhance credibility. Just the opposite has resulted. How long will it take the business to figure this out?

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The principal advantage of the non-parental lifestyle is that on Christmas Eve you need not be struck dumb by the three most terrifying words that the government allows to be printed on any product: "Some assembly required."

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No one attacks loose-thinking and folly with half the precision and zest of Thomas Szasz.

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We are seeing the bitterness of elites who wish to lead, confronted by multitudes who do not wish to follow.

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The modern campus is deeply obsessed by race and gender, and not much else.

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The political terms 'will' and 'popular will' have a long track record in Western history going back to Rousseau. That record is profoundly anti-democratic, essentially inviting elites to interpret what the common people believe and want. In litigious modern America, that would be a judicial elite telling us how we meant to vote or should have voted.

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Bioethics has hardened into an activist ideology that pervades the medical world, the schools, and government.

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You can't run a society or cope with its problems if people are not held accountable for what they do.

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... a meddler who cannot leave his subordinates alone is a hands on executive.

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If winning is the only value, why debate when you can suppress?

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In a speech, the columnist Charles Krauthammer.

... offered a new version of Socrates' famous saying, "The unexamined life is not worth living." In our age of bottomless self-love and obsession with our own feelings, Krauthammer suggested, "The too-examined life is not worth living either.

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About John Leo

Quotes 14 sayings
Profession Writer
Birthday June 16, 1935

Do we really need more romance attached to the act of blowing people away?

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