30 Years Ago in Reason


* "We are trapped in the middle of a street war between two breeds of pigs, the police and the New Left."

—"Animal Farm 1970," by Lanny Friedlander

* "Nothing is more ill-suited for smashing the state than a riot. The state co-opts riots; they are its rationale."

—"Animal Farm 1970," by Lanny Friedlander

* "There is…good reason to believe that early rulers sought and maintained a monopoly in [mail] service because they feared the ready communication of anxiety and popular discontent about their political regimes. Thus, to suspend the legal traffic in private letters was a useful political device–common to all dictatorships–to suppress the circulation of political ferment."

—"Neither sleet, nor…s(forget it)," by D.T. Armentano