For, you see, every time the doomsayers predict the apocalypse, we get only an apostrophe.
Adam Gopnik on John Stuart Mill:
In a sense, social conservatives like Rick Santorum are right: there is a slippery slope leading from one banned practice to the next. Give rights to blacks, and the next thing you know you are giving rights to women and sodomites and then the sodomites are renting formal wear and ordering flowers for their weddings. The slippery slope is what Mill called liberty. Every time we slide a little farther down, what we find is not a descent toward Hell but more air, and more people breathing free.
H/T Alison for the quotation.