Redefining misanthropy for a fresh generation. Standard posts begin with a definition from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary followed by a modern adjustment. Miscellany on Wednesday and storytelling on Saturday.
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Oratory, n. A conspiracy between speech and action to cheat the understanding. A tyranny tempered by stenography.
2005 Update: A sermon delivered for the purpose of converting the audience, chiefly making fools of followers.