The Corner

But Seriously Folks

This is one of those times that makes us believe, with essayist Jim Holt, in a god who is 100 percent malign but only 80 percent effective.

We will all suffer and die. Sometimes we suffer and die in slews. The best thing is to do our jobs, and keep quiet, unless someone knows a good song.

Richard Brookhiser — Historian Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor of National Review and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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