How could it possibly get better than this? Than an America without the tears of the Indians, than a Europe without the murder of the Jews, than a cup of Aztec cocoa?
Yesterday’s Burdens deserves a place in the pantheon of great modern American novels, beside Miss Lonelyhearts and The Sound and the Fury.
Maybe Putin had a point once. He doesn’t make sense anymore and his sanguinary adventure is endangering the peace of the whole world.