Security in a Time of Hatred

In the wake of the Palestinian suicide bombers and the mass murder and collective suicide that took place last September 11th the world is still trying to redefine what it means by security. We know about mass suicides of religious sects and about individual suicides in military operations. Never before, however, were the two combined on so devastating a scale. Never before have we witnessed a military operation whose participants accept their own death not as a mere possibility, but as an inevitable and, indeed, desired outcome.