If Only It Were The Apocalypse

Source: The American Conservative
by Matthew Walther

“The war in Afghanistan is over. But the longing to which it gave rise, for some kind of shared experience of suffering — the privation and camaraderie remembered by our great-grandparents — is still with us. Nor is it the exclusive province of children. If anything, it seems to me even more pronounced among adults, especially those who do not already spend most of their days in imaginary worlds of their own construction. This, I suspect, is one of the reasons that many people initially took the hysterical warnings about Covid seriously (at least after they decided that Trump was not a racist for suggesting that the border be closed).” (01/13/22)