The Pessimist Persuasion
Throughout history, many intellectuals have been willing to write their society's obituary long before the game was up.
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Arthur Herman is the author of several books, including Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry That Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age, which was named one of The Washington Post's Best Books of 2008. He is a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal and Commentary.more from this author >>