"Travel, except in almost inaccessible places, is no longer the answer to finding solitude. And this contraction of space on a shrinking planet suggests a time, not far off, when there will be no remoteness: nowhere to become lost, nothing to be discovered, no escape, no palpable concept of distance, no peculiarity of dresss--frightening thoughts for a traveler."
Amen, Mr. Theroux.
At home in America, our population glut will result in the obviation of open spaces; dark, impenetrable stretches; and borders charged with mystery. The aforementioned are values we here are humbly struggling to preserve.
America the Overfull