Been carrying this around for a month but forgot to post. It truly tickles my fancy. Topic "deterioration" of manners/civility. Financial Times column title (Richard Tomkins/09.13): "A Dearth of Manners Will Not Bring Western Civilization to Its Knees." The priceless quote: "People used to be frightfully polite but somehow also found time to exterminate a sizeable chunk of mankind."
Sorry, Miss Manners.