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How William Butler Yeats Was Right


Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world. . . . . . And what rough beast, its hour come at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? – William Butler Yeats, “The Second Coming,”  Michael Robartes and the Dancer (1921) Yeats was writing about the period after World…