The Deceptiveness of Conventional Wisdom

“Nothing is more unpredictable than the mob, nothing more obscure than public opinion, nothing more deceptive than the whole political system.”

—Cicero, 106–43 B.C.

If Someone Calls You a Horse

The phrase was made popular by the 2006 film Lucky Number Slevin, but variations of it seem to have been around for centuries. Regardless of its origins, there is some truth in these words: “The first time someone calls you a horse you punch him in the nose. The second time someone calls you a…

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