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I recently revisited T. S. Eliot’s ​“Little Gidding”​and found it to be an encouragement for our times, uncertain as they are for the uncertain relationship we have with our past. Perhaps this meditation will offer some light and hope. Note this remarkable line, which, on the surface, is fraught with the highest human stakes: A people without...