It was Dante, I think, who proposed a seventh circle of hell for those who fail to speak out in times of moral crisis. I wonder what such a place will be like?

During Vietnam, I walked a moral tightrope, seeing both sides of the debate with impartial clarity. Until Kent State, when we started killing our children. Nothing was worth that.Some people got up the other day at Ohio State University and furiously heckled the idea of depriving Saddam Hussein of his remaining weapons of mass destruction.

I respect people who oppose war. To a point. But first please tell me what the war is about. I think there are wars worth fighting. World War II. Our own Civil War. The issue in Iraq is the indiscriminate death of innocent people in unimaginable numbers. Or have our campuses become nests of anguish reserved for the unemployment rate?