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Devil in the Details

A common belief among those inclined to express their views through the media has been that the terrorist attacks jarred Americans awake in some way. On a secular level, many older talk-radio callers have projected the opinion that my generation is waking up from the fantasy of prosperity and peace in which we’ve lived our entire lives. Regarding politics, I’ve heard of many ideological conversions by people whose faith in the left wing was brushed aside by Giuliani’s strength and Bush’s resolve.

This essay has been published in Just Thinking: Volume I, 10/29/01 –10/21/02 and is available in Confidence Place: The Timshel Arts Store.



10/29/01 Who Are These People? (Society) The Providence Journal, November 2001