In practice, US officials seem to know better than to indulge in the patriotic myth that our constitution is the greatest system of government ever devised.

— Matthew Yglesias

The most fantastic Matthew Yglesias quotes to discover and learn by heart

I'm not observant, personally, but if I ever see a priest resurrect the dead before my eyes I promise to revisit my atheism.


Your time as a manager is finite and valuable.


The job of the president of the United States is not to love his wife;

it's to manage a wide range of complicated issues.


Ultimately, I think the United States is a pretty awesome country but it very plausibly would have been even awesomer had English and American political leaders in the late 18th century been farsighted enough to find compromises that would have held the empire together.