I wouldn’t change a word, Kathryn, except to add more anger and bitterness.
The Moussaoui trial took me from everyday pessimism to black despair. I shall probably rally a bit, but I still say we are doomed.
I watched Mark Steyn give a speech at an event last night. Judge Robert Bork — another civilizational pessimist — was also in the audience. Mark confessed that he is coming round to the Bork-Derb position. He keeps it under restraint in his writing, but it’s there if you look. We can’t do what we have to do. We’re not willing to.
Mark is a brilliant speaker, by the way. Brilliant speaker, brilliant writer. I HATE the guy.