. . . civilization and the discontents who oppose it
From her essay of appreciation for Kenneth Clark's "Civilisation" -- Alma Boykin (TXRed), "Civilization -- Precious and Hard Won," Cat Rotator's Quarterly, August 24, 2018:
The first episode rang so hard that I almost had to stop the DVD and catch my breath. "The Skin of Our Teeth" is how civilization survived the collapse of the western Roman Empire . . .