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And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown…”
King George VI used those words in his Christmas address to the British Empire, in 1939--three months after World War II had begun. They seemed prophetic, given the “unknown” massing across the English Channel.
It seems appropriate again, as we head into a new year in which the unpredictable Donald Trump is likely to be even more explosively unpredictable, a new year in which China and Russia flex their muscles, in which financial markets display suicidal impulses, and in which global warming draws closer to irreversibility.
The night looks dark.
“Give me a light, that I may tread safely into the unknown…”
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