The past is a great place to live.
There, everything is tainted with a certain beauty, a soft-focused purity which the present cannot match.
There, there was more justice and more sense.
There politicians didn't take photographs of their nether regions and mail them to unknown women. Or, if they did, people didn't hear about it.
Because in the past, there was no Web.
Anthony Weiner, a recent candidate to be the Democratic mayor of New York, seems wistful about the past.… Read more