marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
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age and civilization

I have the not altogether unsatisfying impression that civilisation is collapsing around me.

Is it my age, I wonder, or the age we live in? I am not sure. Civilisations do collapse, after all, but on the other hand people grow old with rather greater frequency.

Theodore Dalrymple

Full essay, about book fairs, here.

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