"Many signs point to the fact that the youth of the Third World will no longer tolerate living in circumstances that give them no hope for the future. From the young boys I met in the demobilization camps in Sierra Leone to the suicide bombers of Palestine and Chechnya, to the young terrorists who fly planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we can no longer afford to ignore them. We have to take concrete steps to remove the causes of their rage, or we have to be prepared to suffer the consequences."
And that's the thing and the much of the whole of the thing. Our shadow is large, and may eat us.
Here's a quote from Elie Wiesel himself, though, and I think it's equally relevant for writers, and caps off this thought:
"No one may speak for the dead, no one may interpret their mutilated dreams and visions."