Decision #1: All is lost or all is found? Something less polarized? Something between unbridled optimism on the one hand, and the downward spiral of nihilism on the other? Decide.

The plural bases of your written judgment are the texts (e.g. print, aural, visual, etc.) we have reviewed to date, and your lived experience in the Western world. Reason your way from what you have read, seen and experienced toward a decisive conclusion for this assignment.

Decision #2: You must answer the question: What does the Western world become, given what it is, and what it has been? Evaluate, analyze and profile it in this assignment of formal expository prose.