“What could possibly connect these events?” you might ask.
Well, maybe nothing, but here goes:
In reflecting on the Royal Wedding, I’ve been wondering:
Is the Bishop of London right in his homily when he pronounced “it is good” that the whole world should be celebrating this marriage because, like all marriages, it was a day of hope, or are others right in dismissing it as expensive escapism?
In reflecting on bin Laden, I’ve been wondering:
Is President Obama right when he said the “world is a safer place” as a result of -- in the words of a colleague friend of mine -- “a decade-long icon of extremism, terror, and gratuitous violence” being dead, or are others (such as the conservat…