Friday, July 08, 2005

The most sensible piece so far

...on the London bombings is this.

Ian McEwan brings together an acute eye for detail, a capacity to guage and articulate mood and a key question of the moment: "how much power do we grant Leviathan, how much freedom will be asked to trade for our security?"

The only thing to add at this stage is let us put aside differences and match the dignity of the many millions who walked together in solidarity through the Spanish streets after the bombs in Madrid in March 2004.

1 comment:

Caspar Henderson said...

On further relection, not sure about the question in McEwan's title, "How could we have forgotten that this was always going to happen?"

There haven't been many days when I haven't thought about attacks, and I was suprised they were not worse.