Having satisfied himself finally that neither Rome nor Gluteus had anything to gain from Maximus’s divine contemplation, Salvatorius was confident that he could now rationally draw the line and enforce the public priority of saving civilization over the pursuit of private perfection. Unfortunately for Rome, however, the philosophy department in which he was studying was neither anti-foundationalist nor pragmatic. Had it been he would have realized that his philosophical quest was no less private than his private’s contemplation. But more importantly, he would have realized that his and his private’s public duty to save civilization had priority over and rested upon neither God nor Reason. Alas, it was too late! Both he and his private diddled while Rome fell.