After 9: Life During Wartime

Illusions are the truths we live by until we know better. We certainly know what it feels like to watch them explode: this week two years ago we lost for good the sunny sense that our world was safe, that the oceans would protect us, that there were rules even among the hateful against mass slaughter of the innocent. Now a different set of illusions flakes--off about the costs of winning wars and making peace. By the time President Bush asks Congress for more money and the U.N. for more of everything--more peacekeepers and mine clearers and border guards--any illusion that...

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