Letters: Oct. 1, 2001

Day of Infamy

"I imagine the Statue of Liberty looking at the New York City skyline with a tear in one eye and steely resolve in the other." LOUISE L. BROOKS Williston, Vt.

Thank you, Lance Morrow, for your thoughtful essay "The Case for Rage and Retribution" [SPECIAL ISSUE]. You wrote, "The worst times, as we see, separate the civilized of the world from the uncivilized." But what defines civilization if not the seeking of peace and justice in light of violence and intolerance and hate? Murderers and criminals should be made to pay, and those who seek to terrorize should...

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