Comments: So, How 'Bout That War?

I think many Americans are scared of seeing maps and countries change because it shows a possibility that in the future all our States won't be as United as they are now, and that's a frightening thing for them to admit to themselves.

Posted by Elayne Riggs at November 11, 2005 07:04 PM

We're not that United now but I take your point.

History is the chronicle of evolution, and evolution means change. No matter how hard the reactionaries and the frightened little boys struggle to turn the clock back to some imaginary time of social perfection, things are going to change.

The only question is whether we're going to pick where we go, or be the victims of historical forces and our own cowardice.

Posted by Anne at November 12, 2005 11:06 AM