When many things are coming together, connecting a few helps. When many thins, the whole situation, is falling apart, connecting a few things seems useless and the result will succumb to the dynamics of falling. The question has to be, in our time, are there things worth brining together? We lost Christianity. We lost Freud and Marx (and Piaget and Cassirer an Erik Erikson and Rudolph Seiner and so many others.) They get mentioned but not read).