“How long before the fate of Benedict’s church is the fate of the West?  Almost overnight, concepts like patriotism, family, national borders and even masculinity have become bad words. If the years since 2016 prove anything it is that the crisis in Western culture is as extensive as that gripping the Catholic Church.  But having no equivalent of the devil to blame for events, perhaps the best secular framework for analysis involves lifelike information objects called memes.”