"What is the precise moment, in the life of a country, when tyranny takes hold? It rarely happens in an instant; it arrives like twilight, and at first, the eyes adjust."
That line, from a recent New Yorker piece by Evan Osnos, just blew me away. I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. It haunts me to think that our eyes may already be adjusting, and we might not even catch it happening.