Living in the ruins

What is the worst thing about living in the rubble of a civilization? It is not that you shed a tear for the noble churches and courts and town halls you once knew, as you recall years filled with religious services, parades and block parties. It is that you do not even suspect that such things existed ….

Anthony Esolen. Read it all if you want to cure your excessive optimism.

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