Athens, Bonn, and Culture

As someone who has spent multiple years in both Germanic Europe and the Mediterranean, who has formal training and language ability relating to both, and who visits both areas fairly frequently — I’ll spend six of the next seven weeks or so in the Near East and in northern and central Europe, for example, and am scheduled to spend half of September in both European and Asian Turkey — and who is passionate about both places, I have to say that I think that the indispensable Victor Davis Hanson has gotten this right, however politically incorrect it may have been for him to say it:

"The worst moment for the atheist"
"The Fall of Palmyra is a Strategic, Historical, and Human Loss"
"Religion Poisons Everything!" (29)
Next time you're thinking about voting . . .