In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
"On September 11th, 2001, I was teaching at Carroll College in Helena, Montana. On the first anniversary of the attacks, the Helena Independent Record asked a group of local pundits and academics to offer their thoughts on the effects of the attacks on America. Four years later, I offer my editorial again, with no small sense of sadness and with a much greater sense of urgency."
"Four Years Later: Poets, Prophets, and the War in Iraq,"
Verbum: Vol. 4
, Article 13.
Available at: http://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/verbum/vol4/iss1/13