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The hand writing on the wall

22 June, 2012 0 Comments

A version of this essay was delivered as the 11th Annual William E. Simon Lecture in Washington on February 7, 2012.

By George Weigel  | Ethics and Public Policy Center | June 18, 2012

In recent years, roiled as they have been by a global financial and economic crisis, the phrase “the handwriting is on the wall” has become a staple of the public conversation. It is a metaphor for the general sense of disorientation, unease, and fear for the future that seems epidemic throughout the Western world, and that is having so obvious an effect on the national cast of mind in this election season.

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