Everyone who witnessed the violence in New York City and Washington D.C. on September 11, 2001 was horrified. Everyone was injured to the human core.
However, not everyone wants to go to war, not everyone believes that revenge will secure peace, that suspended civil liberties will secure safety, that getting back to business as usual is the solution. Not everyone believes the roots of terriorism simply rest in a fanatical and irrational hatred for freedom, democracy, or the United States.
The common thread of the essays included in this volume is their attempt to find a language that evokes love, compassion, and critical thought in the face of tragedy.