Pregunta el Embajador (y responde Roger Scruton):

Could one meaningfully refer to the current period of Western civilisation as part of a ‘decline’?

Of course we are living in a period of decline – decline of the old forms of legal order, the old religions, the old forms of culture and knowledge. The only question is whether something is rising to replace them. It is always dangerous to be pessimistic about this: you can too easily fall in love with the idea of decline, like Oswald Spengler did; but still, the message of Richard Wagner’s Der Ring stilll needs to be taken to heart:

‘alles, was ist, endet’.

Vía. (El Embajador.)

Esta simetría:

el-bosco-Jesus

[…] pero más inusual aún es el reverso de esta tabla, en el cual se representa a un niño desnudo que empuja un andador. Es el Niño Jesús, cuyos primeros pasos vacilantes semejan claramente al Cristo que lucha en el anverso con su cruz, mientras que el molinete que lleva en su mano probablemente hace alusión a la cruz misma.

El Bosco. La obra completa.

Republican Senator Barry Goldwater lambasted the discussion group [la Comisión Trilateral] by suggesting it was "a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power: political, monetary, intellectual, and ecclesiastical… [in] the creation of a worldwide economic power superior to the political governments of the nation-states involved."

Estoy tan deprimido.