It is hard to see clear patterns to what looks like the fog of war in the opaque world of political and financial elites. We should do what we can do in our own relations. The smoke and fire and shouting in the distance will affect us soon enough.
The Purpose of Decadence and the Pleasures of Coercion, Jim Kunstler
(The center did not hold. There is a pervasive social disintegration. Restructuring along new lines always takes decades. Create simple things that work, like bikes and gardens.)