The quick, simple lesson we should have learned from September 11th.

In 2001 we learned that, for better or worse, the world can be changed in a single day. But a great, humanity-wide question was raised: Why are acts of violence so common? The quick answer is the quest for power. To a large extent we have “politics” because prevailing authorities, or aspiring ones, wish to conquer every nook and cranny of human understanding; to take over every single issue imaginable, and to shape us to their liking.  But a free society would not want that, and we don’t actually need it.  What are your thoughts?

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