What is the proper position to assume when viewing a national tragedy?

Although it's been a long four days since Frank Rich wrote his column (now behind the TimeSelect pay wall) in the Sunday New York Times—centering on Magnum photographer Thomas Hoepker's comments in David Friend's book Watching the World Change: The Stories Behind the Images of 9/11 about his 9/11 photo of five people watching smoke billow from the place where the towers used to be—I was finally compelled to join the fray today by Friend's own blog.

Although it's been a long four days since Frank Rich wrote his column (now behind the TimeSelect pay wall) in the Sunday New York Times—_centering on Magnum photographer Thomas Hoepker's comments in David Friend's book _Watching the World Change: The Stories Behind the Images of 9/11 about his 9/11 photo of five people watching smoke billow from the place where the towers used to be—I was finally compelled to join the fray today by Friend's own blog._
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