Friday, July 08, 2005


Londoners go back to work.

Slate's David Plotz sends a dispatch from London. Starbucks is open. He wonders, "Many British Muslims here belong to distinct, unassimilated communities. As an American, I find aspects of that unsettling: There are lots of women clad in burqas and lots of men with long beards and skullcaps."

British author Ian McEwan asks "How could we have forgotten that this was always going to happen?" and "...we will face again that deal we must constantly make and remake with the state - how much power must we grant Leviathan, how much freedom will we be asked to trade for our security?"

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