Vanished ! A thousand years ago there was a magnificent town. It clustered around the world’s largest basilica. It was the most advanced center of art and science on earth, and was carefully administered with sublime orderliness. Knowledgeable historians agree that our modern world began there on one particular day. There the “West” was founded. Now only a ruined tower stands alone. Much of the best ideas that formed our nation is were conceived and made real there. Like lost Camelot, not even a drawing of it can be found. Atheistic iconoclasts, once again, did a thorough job of destroying the inspired, lovely, and complex works of Catholics. Now few care that even the last insubstantial memories of it have begun to vanish.