“The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.” Read Lynne Kiesling’s take on the legacy of 9/11: “Be indomitable. Refuse to be terrorized.”
Update (10 September). Richard Fernandez thinks we should go on the offense: “We have no right to forgive. We have no right to forget.” Michelle Malkin spells it out for the more obtuse.
One reason why there’s so little room at Ground Zero is because it’s still a building site. As I write in my new book, 9/11 was something America’s enemies did to us; the ten-year hole is something we did to ourselves — and in its way, the interminable bureaucratic sloth is surely as eloquent as anything Nanny Bloomberg will say in his remarks.