Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Quote of the Day (Jean Bethke Elshtain, on 9/11)

“An image that crowds out many others in my mind is that of tens of thousands fleeing New York City by foot. As I watched and wept, I recalled something I had said many times in my classes on war: ‘Americans don’t have living memories of what it means to flee a city in flames. Americans have not been horrified by refugees fleeing burning cities.’ No more. Now we know.”—Political philosopher and ethicist Jean Bethke Elshtain (1941-2013), quoted in Paul Vitello, “Jean Bethke Elshtain, A Guiding Light For Policy Makers After 9/11, Dies at 72,” The New York Times, August 16, 2013

(Photograph of dust-covered 9/11 victims taken by Don Halasy)

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