In every age 'the good old days' were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them.
It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.
Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.
After each war there is a little less democracy to save.
Don't be condescending to unskilled labor. Try it for a half a day first.