Levity.

“Too many [Socrateis] spoil the seminar.”

“Pure information is too light.”

“Straussians are crypto-fascists.” “Really?” “No, they’re too cynical.” “What are they then?” “They think they’re in the republic-maintenance business.”

“Half the very powerful people do not believe in the possibility of control, and the other half do. Which half is right?”

“If we don’t act now, eventually the men will become women!” “And the women?”

“You don’t believe in specialization? What an absurdity! Do you propose a knowledge that encompasses everything?”