This is not a political blog, but I don't pretend to exist in a bubble of words, names, and brands. I've been reading and listening to a lot of commentary about yesterday's thwarted "terror plot"--first-person accounts of airport inconvenience, opinions from both sides of the Atlantic and all sides of the political spectrum. But this piece by William Saletan at Slate made me stop reading and start thinking. Saletan's angry, eloquent essay builds to this conclusion:
In a liquid world, you can't seal off evil. All you can do is fight liquid with liquid. You have to absorb the tragedy, flowing around and through it. You need the strength of a river, not a rock. You need resilience. You can't be untouchable, but you can be undefeated.