‘The End of the West’
: Well, that’s not exactly what the article
is about in the Boston-based Atlantic Monthly’s November issue, but that’s the headline on the piece, along with this subhead: “The next clash of civilizations will not be between the West and the rest but between the United States and Europe—and Americans remain largely oblivious.” A very interesting piece about the future of a united Europe and its impact on America.
Atlantic Monthly postscript
: The magazine also has a short story by John Updike,
called “Varieties of Religious Experience,” with an opening scene of the World Trade Center collapsing. Hub Blog hasn’t had time to read the story, but I’ll post later if I have any comments after reading it. I’d be curious to hear the comments from others, by the way.