Here it is!!! The first episode of the UNSURPASABLE BBC series ‘Civilization’ a personal view by Lord Kenneth Clark.
"Looking at those great works of western man, and remembering all that he’s achieved in philosophy, poetry, science, law-making, it does seem hard to believe that European civilization can ever vanish, and yet you know, it has happened once. All the life giving human activities that we lump together under the name of civilization have been obliterated once in western Europe, when the barbarians ran over the Roman empire. For two centuries the heart of European civilization almost stop beating. We got through by the skin of our teeth.
In the last few years we’ve developed an uneasy feeling that this could happen again……….”