Euthanasia will be the great moral question of our age
This has certainly been a good week if you like to take your news with a side of Armageddon. Between chaos in an America which seems determined to tear itself apart, the rotten stench of incompetence and malevolence emanating from Official Ireland and a Middle East doing its best to revert to the Middle Ages, there's a real sense that we are currently witnessing a startling shift in the world.
I suppose it's what the hippies used to talk about when they sang about the age of Aquarius. I don't know what astrological age we're meant to be going through, but there's something in the wind.
Where that wind will take us is impossible to predict. But in the current atmosphere, where the traditional 24-hour news cycles now changes every few hours, even people who vehemently disagree with each other can concur that we're witnessing seismic events.