bureaucrat

The Bane of Complexity

“The more complex the functions which the state assumes, the more subordinate the bureaucrats on whom the citizen’s fortune depends.” – Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Colombian writer I recently had a …

Abstractions in politics

Empty Words with Deadly Consequences

In an excellent article in the New York Times, Christy Wampole, Associate Professor at Princeton University, explains how abstractions in politics can have deadly consequences. She suggests that generalized concepts …