The European might, verily, have been the last to come to civilization, were it not that the advent/onset of modernism put a definitive end to that eventuality. Over a century ago, Wilde joked, but only half in humor, that America, Europe’s irrepressible foster child and prodigal genius, had streaked straight from barbarism to decadence, bypassing that incidental felicity entirely. And yet It is doing far worse than that today: forcibly taking existing civilizations, thin residuals as they are of the originals, rollicking backwards, nolens volens, into both decadence and barbarism, in its own recklessly feral image.


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