All of a sudden, we are surrounded by myth. As parable-based religion has receded from the public square, heroic myth, and the competitive virtues it celebrates, has rushed in to fill the space. …

[Myths] tend to see the line between good and evil as running between groups, not, as in parable, down the middle of every human heart.

David Brooks, “The Fourth Great Awakening,” The New York Times (Jun 20, 2018)