Tag: Schadenfreude

Europe’s dystopian present — and why, because I’m helpless to stop it, Schadenfreude overwhelms me

Beginning on September 11, 2001, and with increasing speed since January 2009, I’ve had a very strong sense that the world — not just America, but the whole world — is unraveling. At home, venerable and often cherished institutions and ideas are falling into disrepair or being perverted beyond all

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