I’d forgive you for thinking: “But you’re in Britain? The BBC for news surely?” Well, honestly, now, not really any longer.
Otherwise religiously indifferent British would likely go to battle stations if some government bureaucrat dared to inform them, “Look, attendance is so small, we will pull that church down and put up a brand new shopping centre.”
Have we forgotten a “dystopia” is a “not-good place”?
We’ll be in Switzerland this weekend. I had not considered this about the trip until now, but if one believes oneself to be a “global citizen,” who needs a passport, right?
World War Two is each day naturally receding evermore into history. We were beyond fortunate as Americans that it was not fought in our luckily distant country as it was here in much of Europe.
The past is in many ways increasingly alien and distant to our “norms” – assisted in that distancing by media and social media encouraging our “presentism”…
People do die of broken hearts, the counselor added…
The notion of this president being defeated for re-election by a woman is simply delicious.
As an American abroad, one gets used to travel and security warnings…
In all likelihood, the United States of America will never see a president like him ever again.