There is an essay tucked away on the Stanford University site which needs to be read by anyone who is beginning to realise that the current wisdom of the West is profoundly foolish. It is “The Overpraised American” by Christine Rosen.

It is a reflection on an important book published about 30 years ago by Christopher Lasch called “The Culture of Narcissism”.

The American context creates no problem since we Brits are swimming in the same soupy sea these days.