Salman Rushdie's memoir Joseph Anton rebels against the reduction of The Satanic Verses to an insult to Islam. I agree. But modern liberal democracies, freedom of thought and expression are impossible without the right to offend.
Ten years later, we need to take stock of how 9/11 shaped history. We also need to ask where the Free World, particularly the U.S., made mistakes that amplified the impact of 9/11 beyond what it should have been.
Among foreign policy mandarins here and abroad, it's become axiomatic that America must radically downsize its global ambitions to avoid hubris and to match our straitened economic circumstances. Hillary Clinton is having none of it.