HAPPY Bastille Day! It is a happy day even in a world where Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite! are despised by the conventional wisdom and seem as far away as ever.
People may long for autocrats or oligarchies out of a desire for comfort and safety, but the experience of the last century demonstrates that autocrats and oligarchs couldn't care less about either.
It's a Sunday Bastille Day this year. So how about a big French organ spectacular:
Louis Vierne's organ in Notre Dame, Paris