Shop for Your Country

Contrary to some early reports, this really isn't like World War II. There will be no rationing of rubber or butter for the war on terrorism. There will probably be no military draft.

Frankly, in this war — a war about nothing less than our ability to just go about our everyday business — none of that would do much good. But most Americans have been seized by the urge to do something for their country. So how about going shopping?

Since Sept. 11, consumerism has been cast as the new patriotism. Former President...

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