We all remember where we were and what we felt on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. I also have a clear recollection of the morning of Sept. 14, 2001.
I got to my office early, and the red message light on my phone was already blinking. My voice-mailbox was full of angry condemnations of an essay that had run in the Houston Chronicle that morning ("U.S. just as guilty of committing own violent acts," Outlook), in which I sharply criticized past U.S. policy and warned that a vengeful response to the terrorist attacks would be disastrous.
I wasn’t surprised that most of the messages were hostile, though I couldn’t have predicted the intensity