Monday, December 14, 2009

Robert Conquest's Three Laws of Politics

  1. Everyone is conservative about what he knows best.
  2. Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left wing.
  3. The simplest way to explain the behavior of any bureaucratic organization is to assume that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies.
I've read this before and it, of course, makes perfect sense. (h/t Useful Fools)