I Believe This is the Last Gasp

Maybe I am too much an optimist — but I think what we are seeing is the last gasp of a dying animal — and though painful, it’s a good thing.

I am a student of history. While American history has tended to hold the least interest for me, I am not ignorant of it.

World history is part of how I can see all the signs and portents that many see. This country, this culture in its current…