Leonard Cole

Leonard A. Cole is a professor at Rutgers University's school of criminal justice, and is the author of The Anthrax Letters: A Medical Detective Story and The Eleventh Plague: The Politics of Biological and Chemical Warfare.

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Pox Americana

Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War By Judith Miller, Stephen Engelberg, and William Broad. Simon and Schuster, 382 pages, $27.00 A day after the September 11 attack on the United States, a man who had escaped the collapsed World Trade Center declared: "We are all Israelis now." He was, of course, linking the experiences of the hapless victims of religious and political militancy in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania with those in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Haifa. The cruel consequences of suicide bombings in both societies accomplished what terrorism is intended to accomplish: It unnerved the populace. That the explosions also unleashed forces less welcome to the sponsors of the terrorism is also true. The consequent resolve by an angry America might lead to the decimation of the network behind these ungodly acts. Still, as President Bush has counseled, that welcome day will not come quickly. We are all worriers now. In the days following the transformation of...