My husband said I was being irrational, an unpleasant side effect of watching far too many zombie movies. I worried constantly about bringing a child into the post-9/11 world. The twentieth century had altered the world so dramatically, and the 21st seemed to hurtle at breakneck speeds. Globalization holds such promise, but inspires fear and has led to a nationalism and xenophobia that I find unsettling. It did not seem fair to bring a child into this Brave New World….