It’s a tricky matter, because you don’t get any warnings from them. Your first hint that they are upset with you is a fist going into your face. Or a knife. Or a bullet.
Alexander Wolfheze discusses the obvious fact that the West has already fallen and the fervent hope that the East will take up its mantle and continue the glory of European civilization.
‘This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper’
— Thomas Stearns Eliot, ‘The Hollow Men’