Friday, September 11, 2009

9/11 - Horrors of September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack on World Trade Centre New York


Who can ever forget the scale and the heights of terrorist attack (different from conventional war between nations)that has been ever witnessed by man, that too live as the world watched helplessly and in horror as thousands of innocent men, women and children were killed and injured as brave men fought gallantly to save them.

Here is a collection of artcles that had appeared on the Atlantic which might be of interest to you. This will give you an understanding as well as help you to feel emphaticslly with those innocent men, women and children who fell victim to a bunch of fantics ready to unleash misery as part of their crusade bringing bad name to Alla/God the saviour, had to go through while coping with a human tragedy at the turn of a promising century and millenium. This post by James Fallows is an eye opener thats highly informative and useful. I hope you too will enjoy as much as I did.

September 11
by James Fallows

Some of the Atlantic's articles from the past eight years, collected here, stand up well as assessments of the moment and its aftermath. As a way to return to the mood, the reactions, the unity, and the incipient disagreements of the attacks on September 11, 2001, William Langewiesche's American Ground will be studied and admired for a long time.

If you're looking for thematic readings today, you could do very well with the links on this page -- not simply the four articles in the center of the page but the six others in the "From the Archives" column.

The newspaper story that struck me most today was this one, by N.R. Kleinfield in the New York Times: "A Fortress City that Didn't Come To Be." Its subject is New York, and it explains how, despite its unprecedented loss and trauma, the city recovered not just its vitality but also its deeper sense of balance. It decided to go ahead as a live, open, and inevitably still-vulnerable city, rather than surviving hunkered down, as an armed camp. Having visited New York only once since moving back to the country, I am struck by how much lower is its level of "security theater" than what prevails in Washington. Usually I regard New York as an interesting variation on "normal" American life, rather than as an example to the rest of us. I think in this case it has been the most American part of the country

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