Are The Wolves At The Door?

Of events in the United States since January 20, this is what I think [from the February 13/20, 2017 New Yorker, by Adam Gopnik]:

Democratic civilization has turned out to be even more fragile than we imagined; the resources of civil society have turned out to be even deeper than we knew.  The battle between these two shaping forces –between the axman assaulting the old growth and the still firm soil and deep roots that support the tree of liberty –will now shape the future of us all.

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