We were then in Bratislava… I was the first to speak after Michael and the Muslim speaker (forgot the name)… I also remember that we cut the coffee break to listen to Becker’s and Horowitz’ assessments of the impacts — months later it turned out their on-the-back-of-an-envelope calculations were very precise.
Your “Remembering 9/11..” is eloquent and incisive. Would that we can turn back the unleashed Leviathan; and, with amends, again become a beacon on a hill.
Excellent commentary on 9/11, and the insane government wars in the Middle East……
I was in NY that fateful day, having arrived a week earlier to take over as prez of FEE. For the next week the phones went dead, nobody called, and we had my first big FEE dinner scheduled in a month at the Harvard Club with Paul Gigot as the speaker. My first decision was whether to cancel or not. I decided that if necessary we would hold our first FEE dinner around the dinner table…..Fortunately, the phones came alive and we had over 200 attend.
Did you see that Pres Obama read Psalm 46 yesterday at 911 ceremony? It’s called Shakespeare’s psalm. If you look at the 46th word in Psalm 46 and combine it with the 46th word counting backwards from the end of the psalm, you’ll see why……
All the best, AEIOU,
Thank you for sending this e-mail…I really liked your article, thought-provoking and balanced. I spent most of the summer in Princeton doing research and missed not getting together with you for lunch during the summer. During one of my visits this fall, let’s try to meet for lunch.