Most Americans have never lived through a time like this. Who of us could have imagined our current state of anxiety and outrage a mere two months ago? Seven weeks after a terrorist attack on the U.S. mainland that killed more than five thousand civilians, the nation is poised between war and a disorienting sense of stasis. For most, life continues much as it was before September 11, at least outwardly. At the same time, National...
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