It is my brother's birthday tomorrow, Feb. 11th.
He sent me this article by David Brooks a week or so ago, and I have been too much taken with other things to think consecutively (as Stanley Cavell would say) about it.
I am almost ready to offer a few thoughts, by way of response, in something approaching presentable style.
In the meantime, have a read.
Nothing Can Endure Forever
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