It’s five weeks to the day. What happens next is well underway. At first, all we had were images, pictures so horrifying they pushed out all understanding, leaving only a rough ‘before and after’ calculus to hang emotions on.
But now our minds our busy. Newspapers are full of awful, busy details of the plot, the investigation, and new pictures of bombs falling, refugees running, and strange, unwelcome computer sketches of anthrax spores’ growing dance on the screen.
Here at the Connection we’ve decided that each Tuesday at this hour, we’re stepping back from the news with some the best writers, thinkers and doers, and asking, so now that nothing will ever be the same, what’s different?
Adam Gopnik, writer for The New Yorker magazine and author of “Paris to the Moon”.