Views January 2005 Government: Good or Bad? Big or Little? By Thomas Storck Toward the beginning of De Caelo (On the Heavens), Aristotle makes the well-known remark that “the least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold”—or, as it is sometimes phrased, “a small error in the beginning leads to a large error later on. To read the full article, please sign in or create a free account to view Chronicles content for 30 days. Thomas Storck Thomas Storck’s latest book is Christendom and the West: Essays on Culture, Society, and History. He is a member of the editorial board of the Chesterton Review.