I think Bob’s the only person able to chart the descent of our nation so ably, so sadly, so exactly. I remember the event, the assassination of JFK, but I wonder if younger people realize what was lost, and what we have yet to find again. It’s been a long stretch since that day—fifty-seven years. Sure, technology has been on a steady, maybe sky-rocketing ascent, but that’s all surface, no thicker than an Apple’s skin. Something else, something vastly more important has been on a steady, maybe plunging, line of descent, and Bob has put his poetic finger on it.