"We are none of us good enough for the world we have."
Perceptive quote from a perceptive book. Every few years it has its relevance and insights justified all over again! Must re-read it some time.
It has been really relevant for Americans! Perceptive is a key word to use when speaking of Greene. I enjoyed his 'Catholic' books for what he attempted but never cottoned to the themes. Much preferred his entertainments, but especially the 'political' books, i.e., the Comedians, Our Man In Havana, and Quiet American. I always thought of him as an English Malraux. No real merit in that analogy, just a personal fancy that pleased me.