Current events, especially when they are no longer current, should rarely hold our attention for long, unless through the passing of time we perceive some enduring truth. In that case, the ephemeral is worth our time, because through it we touch what matters. Since this is true, we do not do ill to reflect on events some months past, events that would be comical if souls were not at stake.
You remember, of course, when the news broke of the fall of Kevin Spacey: how decades ago he is supposed to have thrust himself on a 14-year-old male actor, how that

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