Archive for September 2nd, 2005

2nd September

First Published in The New York Sun, September 2, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

The other day, I drove past ground zero the void that has come to symbolize our pride and our shame: pride in the hero ism of our first responders and the ordinary people confronted with an extraordinary situ ation thrust upon them on September 11 2001, and its aftermath.

Four years later, the hole has become our shame, still empty as politicians debate how to restore and renew this small area of Lower Manhattan. In a way, we have betrayed those who died that day, by not moving decisively.The hole now symbolizes a defeat that comes from our inertia and lack of leadership. (more…)