"It's like 9/11. It's political. It has its claims, doesn't it? In That there is only one politically correct response to this. Humanly correct.[...] "I mean, think of it as if it were like 9/11. Think if you'd been about to ask someone for a divorce, and they upped and died then. The ambivalent reaction to such an event, the complicated one, is shocking to people. No one wants to hear it. It's... repulsive. It's unpatriotic. [...] It's small. It's unworthy. Such a truth needs to be suppressed. (p.65-66)