"Our enlightened societies have been struck by an autoimmune disease. Two fundamental virtues of the West, doubt and conscience, are turning against their inventors."I had to scroll up and double check that I was, in fact, reading the New York Times. He got back to safe, tepid ground again pretty quickly, though.
Angela Merkel makes me bite my tongue an awful lot, because every time a German chancellor wants to talk about violence not settling things, I want to blurt "It's sure settled y'all's hash a couple times, hasn't it?"