Monday, September 19, 2016

New York was very tense this morning. The person who'd placed the pressure cooker bombs in Chelsea last night was at large. Many of us were woken up by a text message with the name of the suspect; he was later apprehended in New Jersey. The unease involved both worry about what had happened and worry about the sort of over-reactions it sought to provoke (and, of course, did) - New York has experienced this lethal cascade before. For now, if the man arrested is indeed the perpetrator and acted alone, peace is restored. The unease remains.

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