I really, really, really have to work now, but I wanted to make sure you knew about Melanie Phillip’s heart-breaking description of the violent antisemitism that is increasingly on the rise in Britain. I used to be a passionate Anglophile, considering it the more civilized among nations, with a flawed history (and what nation doesn’t have a flawed history?) that was distinguished by the Brits’ constant striving towards being a moral nation. That is true no longer. Indeed, if my theory is true that Jews are the canaries in every country’s coal mine, with their treatment dictating whether a country is rising or falling, Britain is not just falling, it’s plummeting downward with blinding speed.