An attack on us all

Terrorism must not lead to a closed society.
As a Pennsylvanian who has lived and worked in both Washington, DC and Manhattan, the unspeakable acts of terror yesterday have come as a triple whammy. But this act was more than a political statement, more than an assault on a government that we existing in the financial community in Asia can separate from our daily lives. This was an attack on the very ideas that underpin our professions, our ways of life, our philosophy. The modern, progressive and open world that marks liberal, cosmopolitan society has taken a hit.

This tragedy of course is first about the people who have been killed. I cannot wipe the image of an...

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