I just read an article in the Times about a review of peoples’ views regarding the present and the future. A small survey was carried out, asking, if people had the choice, which period would they like to be living in? Apparently, Paris 1920 was the big winner. Perhaps not too surprising given its reputation. However, curiously, almost nobody taking the survey voted to live sometime in the future. And that is not a reassuring signal. However, attractive and even romantic was Paris 1920, the absence of any sentiment of living somewhere in the future, perhaps reflects our collective state of mind about that future.