I've always loved J.R.R. Tolkien's
fantastic tales. How prophetic they were to our modern times. The allegorical references to societies of the past, present, and future are uncanny. One of my favorite writers, Victor Davis Hanson
writes an excellent article on the current state of Europe and the precipice that European societies are dangling on.
Well worth the read if you have the time, make time to read this eventually.