I think what Vance says clearly goes for most of us here. It’s for many and various reasons but things have slowed nearly to a stop, and they might as well go all the way. Maybe there’s no point in saying so; by custom there’s nothing to spur a poster to action like declaring a hiatus. But there it is. We associate the West with new beginnings, but also the end of the day, and maybe we have got there.

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