The Corner

Re: Titanic

Jonah: My gloom is vast, cosmic, and existential. It does not encompass, nor even concern itself with, the trivialities of personal survival. Placed on a sticky wicket, I will swing my bat with a will. Asked about the fate of Western civ, I’ll tell you it’s going to the dogs. Which is where it’s going.

John Derbyshire — Mr. Derbyshire is a former contributing editor of National Review.

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