Walter Shaub @waltshaub former Director of @OfficeGovEthics now with @CREWcrew personal account - views are my own Apr. 16, 2019 1 min read

It would be a mistake to read meaning into coincidence, but coincidence sometimes lends an apt metaphor. The flames engulfing one of the great treasures of Western civilization yesterday seemed symbolic, with flames of bigotry, nationalism and corruption spreading across the /1

West. The greatest treasure our civilization has produced, democracy, is in peril. Aided by technology and a Russian despot, the Adversary our grandparents beat back now thrives. This morning, we wake to find damage to the beloved Notre-Dame de Paris was not entirely as bad... /2

as it could have been. This news seems symbolic too. We have been given a choice, a chance at renaissance. Is it too late? Will we rise to the challenge and save democracy as our grandparents before us did? We’ll see. So much depends upon us. /3

You can follow @waltshaub.


Tip: mention @threader_app on a Twitter thread with the keyword “compile” to get a link to it.

Enjoy Threader? Sign up.

Threader is an independent project created by only two developers. The site gets 500,000+ visits a month and our iOS Twitter client was featured as an App of the Day by Apple. Running this space is expensive and time consuming. If you find Threader useful, please consider supporting us to make it a sustainable project.