Essay: The Making and Keeping of Enemies

Anyone can make friends these days, since the claims to friendship are usually based on "Hello" and a lunch; but the making of enemies, there is an art to that. It is infinitely harder to win enemies than friends, and harder still to hold on to them. Remember: the subject is real enemies, not just those pests of whom one thinks with a dull, bored ache from time to time, or those whose irritating presence makes one pine for Madagascar. A real enemy is in a different league. He is a hated hater, a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!