9/11 Made a European Upper-Middle-Class Radical a Conservative | National Review
This is a thoughtful article by Annika Hernroth-Rothstein. There is such a thing as good and evil. There is better and worse. Maybe not the dialectic of "good and bad", but better and worse, sure. Some ideologies are better than others.
I was raised in a country [Sweden] where that neutrality — that indifference before right and wrong — is a badge of honor. I was taught that morality is weakness, faith is ignorance, and the concept of good and evil is cause for ridicule.
On September 11, 2001, I saw, for the first time, the difference between fear and freedom, and I vowed not to be neutral between them, ever again.