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Our Modern Satyricon

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Roman novelist Petronius argues that with too much rapid material progress comes moral regress. His final warning might be especially troubling for the current generation of Western Europeans and Americans. Even as we brag of globalizing the world and enriching the West materially and culturally, we are losing our soul in the process. Getting married, raising families, staying in one place, still working with our hands, and postponing gratification may be seen as boring and out of date. But nearly 2,000 years later, all of that is what still keeps civilization alive.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/05/globalization-modern-world-rome-satyricon/