The popular belief that “the times they are a-changin’” has been with us for a long time. I can remember it from even before Bob Dylan, or imagine that I can. The phrases change, but by now I have endured more “new world orders” than I could shake a stick at. Every politician has promised a new approach to everything. There is consensus that we have entered a Brave New World.
Rather than fill the rest of this column with such vapid observations, I will simply deny that any of them are true.
Except, it is hard to make a statement that is COMPLETELY untrue. Reality is sufficiently various to forbid that.