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God has wrapped our bones with flesh, and enervates that flesh with longing.
But Shoaibi isn't even a good ripoff artist; in borrowing from those films, he enervates them.
The fear is that America will decline not because it overstretches," writes Brooks, "but because it enervates as its leading citizens decide that the pleasures of an oversized kitchen are more satisfying than the conflicts and challenges of patriotic service.