Letters: Oct. 8, 2001

Ash Tuesday

"The attacks have robbed the U.S. of its complacency--a remarkable feat. And if we become complacent again, we lose all." AMANDA POSTON Austin, Texas

Before the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11 [SPECIAL ISSUE], I was planning to become an expatriate. Disillusioned by an election in which my vote didn't truly count and a political system fraught with hypocrisy, I hoped to teach in Europe or elsewhere--anywhere but here. And then everything changed. Those victims of the terrorist attacks did not die in vain. But the cowards who perpetrated these monstrous deeds did:...

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