No more cakes and ale


When a free society collectively agrees to the surrender of its freedoms, undertakes to hasten its demise-Western civ has got to go-and concentrates on the relatively trivial in the process of its dismemberment, we are witnessing a failure of intelligence and a sapping of character, the besetting vices of the modern West, as they were, according to Bryant, the mortal defects of the Roman Empire. To rephrase T.S. Eliot from The Hollow Men, this is how the world ends, not with a bang but a simper.

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