Susan S. And Michael J.
1. Susan Sontag, on The Day:
"The voices licensed to follow the event seem to have joined together in a campaign to infantilize the public. Where is the acknowledgment that this was not a 'cowardly' attack on 'civilization' or 'liberty' or 'humanity' or 'the free world' but an attack on the world's self-proclaimed superpower, undertaken as a consequence of specific American alliances and actions?"
And so on.
2. Now here's a great antidote to all the tired and tiresome sentimentality: