On the Interfaith Peace Walk Saturday, I walked for a while with a nonreligious Jew, who is a good friend of mine. He suggested, and I agree, that terrorism has filled America's 'enemy' role that Communism held for so long. Yes, the shoe fits.
And perhaps our nation's heavy-handed response is the 21st century version of McCarthyism from 60 years ago.
If so, I have cautious optimism that the fervor will cool down and we can get on with our lives with the threat in the background.
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