In memory of how life changed 10 years ago and to show how America became
one, we wanted to provide a snapshot of an event that has changed our lives
and our world. Our journals reported both before and after 9/11, the events,
the warnings, and the aftermath of the worst strike on our soil from outside
forces. Compare what you know to the in-depth perspectives of what took place
to appreciate the quality of coverage of US and world events since 1850. We
have provided links for you to read this in-depth coverage as a tribute to those
who suffered and a reminder of all that has changed as a result of what took
place on 9/11.
The New Yorker September 24, 2001
"The catastrophe that turned the foot of Manhattan into the mouth of Hell on the morning of September 11, 2001,
unfolded in four paroxysms..."
Click here for the complete article: The New Yorker
American Spectator Sept/Oct 2001:
In the text of a Special Address by the President to Congress on Sept. 1, 2001, he warned,
" Potential adversaries, like terrorist Osama Bin Laden, will seek to exploit their strengths against American
Click here for the complete article: American Spectator
Commonweal September 28, 2001:
"...What more can usefully be said about the cruelty and fanaticism of the suicide bombers, the horrific pathos of the
last minutes of those trapped on the hijacked planes and in the targeted buildings, or the extraordinary dignity and
heroism of the survivors and all those who came to their aid? America, and New York City in particular, can be a
harsh, acquisitive place. But the response of New Yorkers and the nation as a whole to this terrible tragedy has
revealed once again that the surface of modern American life is not the whole of American life, and that the "better
angels of our nature" are there if we have the courage to summon them...."
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NACLA (Latin American Coverage): November 2001:
" The hunt for associates of Osama bin Laden was extended to Latin America almost immediately after the
September 11 attacks.
There were raids and arrests in Mexico, Brazil, Peru..."
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The New Leader November 2001:
" campaign against the violence of Islamic extremists into a worldwide struggle against genocide, human rights
abuse, disease,hunger, global warming, drug trafficking, and money laundering. He (Tony Blair) has sought to
extract from the horror of September
11 a new sense of unity, purpose and direction in the international community. He envisions addressing such
unresolved problems as..."
Click here for the complete article: The New Leader
Dissent November 2001:
"THIS IS NOT going to be a straightforward and entirely coherent argument. I am still reeling from the attacks of
September 11, and I don't have all my responses in order. I will try to answer five questions about terrorism.
Whether the answers add up to a "position"—theoretical or practical—I will leave to the reader.
(1) What is terrorism?
(2) How should we go about explaining it?
(3) How is it defended or excused?
(4) How should we respond?
(5) What will be the signs of a successful response?..."
Click here for the complete article: Dissent
The Weekly Standard September 24, 2001:
" The End of Illusions The United State of America... We fret a great deal these days that the nation isn’t indivisible
that our “mosaic” is badly frayed, that we no longer know who we are. It turns out that is nonsense..."
Click here for the complete article: The Weekly Standard
The Progressive September 2004:
"On page 340 of The 9/11 Commission Report is this sentence: “If the government’s leaders understood the gravity
of the threat they faced and understood at the same time that their policies to eliminate it were not likely to succeed
any time soon, then history’s judgment will be harsh.”
Click here for the complete article: The Progressive
Moment October 2001:
"...ONE MONTH AFTER the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., thousands of Israeli
Arabs gathered in the Galilee town of Tamra to voice support for Afghanistan and opposition to U . S . strikes against
Click here for the complete article: Moment
Orion Spring 2002:
"...The main difficulty in human affairs in these opening years of the twenty-first century seems to be the loss of our
sense of wonder, our sense of the sacred, our sense of play and laughter, our inability to respond to the dawn or
sunset, the loss of our vision of the stars. One of the most exquisite words in the human vocabulary is wonderful,
the word we use when we speak of those we love or when we describe an exciting moment in our lives. So now my
hope is that the wonder we experienced in childhood will return to quiet our restless souls in this new age of anxiety
that has descended upon us...."
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Harper's December 2001:
"The lesson of September 11 is that the go-go years of globalization were an interregnum, a time of transition
between two epochs of conflict. The task in front of us is to forge terms of peace among peoples separated by
unalterably divergent histories, beliefs, and values..."
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The New York Review of Books October 18, 2001:
"At the same time, using military force against terrorists in sovereign foreign states is likely to raise difficult legal
Click here for the complete article: New York Review of Books
Commentary December 2001:
"But some terrorist attacks “are conducted without any particular concession in mind; the destruction is more of an
end itself.” When dealing with this extreme brand of terrorism, “there is no way to influence intentions over the long
Click here for the complete article: Commentary
The New Republic September 24, 2001
"Let us start the rebuilding of our understanding of our place in the world by recognizing that we are living in a new
era of anti-Americanism. "
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The Nation October 10, 2001
"The atrocity of September 11 must be understood as the work of dark genius, a penetrating tactical insight that
endangers our future in fundamental respects that we are only beginning to apprehend... Such a lethal, and
essentially novel, combination of elements poses an unprecedented challenge to civic order and democratic
liberties. It is truly a declaration of war from the lower depths..."
Click here for the complete article: The Nation
The National Review October 1, 2001
" Only with evil confronted and crushed can we ensure that our children might still some day live, as we once did, in
peace and safety."
Click here for the complete article: The National Review