Decline and fall?

Fred Reed, whom we’ve met in these pages many times, isn’t very hopeful about the future of the USA.  It’s hard to gainsay the negatives he’s seeing. I am not sure why people write columns. Partly from boredom, I suppose, or lack of anything better to do. Partly from exasperation. Yet partly from the hope that if enough people collectively become aware of problems, they might, just maybe, do something about them. I can’t believe this any longer. Today’s crimes, lunacies, and decays  are too many, profitable, and intractable. We are racing out of control toward some as yet dimly limned

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