Possibly, like the tail-ends of the Roman and other Empires, the West is in danger of losing faith in itself. Nations are now burdened with fear, anxiety, hubris, xenophobia and popular ignorance. This time around, the women are joining in. Could it be that everything nowadays is just too easy and too available? For many of us, both men and women, there is enough to be done just watching the world go by–and being entertained. Spectator sports are at the apex of popularity, and the gladiators are the top earners.
Taken from Robert Genn’s Twice Weekly Letters – subscribe here.