Cavemen prayed to stones and talismans, but modern men worship paper gods.
Today’s worshipers claim they are not superstitious or even religious, yet they cling devoutly to a cult that bows to a mountainous paper peace that is really just pieces of paper, a mountain of paper, a paper-thin god who answers no prayers.
The belief is often sincere, an article of warm faith, not cold analysis. Neville Chamberlain, returning from talks with “Herr Hitler,” brandished a piece of paper like it was the staff of Moses, and claimed “peace in our time. h/t as