“The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, and all the beauty that wealth e’er gave,
Awaits alike the inevitable hour, the paths of glory lead but to the grave.” — Thomas Gray (1716-1771)
It was quite a week for America’s Nobel Peace Laureate President. After a speech to AIPAC, there was the major, pre-UK arrival “interview” with the BBC’s political commentator, Andrew Marr. Less an interview, in fact than a breathlessly adoring audience.