From one of Linh Dinh’s entertaining pieces about out-of-the-way places and foreign ways. This from another piece of his on his time in Albania:
War, insane ideology and free transfer of capital have dislocated millions of people. Millions more must flee from societies they themselves have befouled, through collective stupidity, cowardice or depravity. It’s who they are, simply. Before you sneer or curse, though, remember that you too may end up just like them, perhaps even before dawn. How much have you contributed to your nation’s destruction?
“Love of Raki, High Jumping Goats and Edith Durham.” By Linh Dinh, The Unz Review, 5/10/21.