I wish that I could claim to be the author of this essay's title. Alas. I cannot. It would even be nice if I could tell you that those were the words of an American, describing what is happening here, in what was once the land of the free. That is not the case either. The fact of the matter is that those forlorn words were uttered by a Mister Aaron Biber, age 89 ... resident of London. Where the gentleman lives matters not. What does matter is his words: "We've lost something."