The American Scholar. I suddenly realized that this is the way the world lives... in terms of an enemy. It’s exactly the target that Jesus aimed at all his life, and Buddha too, and Freud; and Gandhi and Martin Luther King: trying to make this invisible creature unnecessary.... Is there truly an enemy, a serpent, devil, PLO terrorist, Libyan hit-man.... Of course there is an enemy; reality says so. Only meditate, say the great teachers: Is there really? Or do we create him?