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September 11 attacks
September 11 attacks news and analysis from The Nation
September 16, 2021
How Mosques Became FBI Targets After 9/11
Ahilan Arulanantham on state secrets, plus Amy Wilentz on
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September 13, 2021
George W. Bush Still Owes the World an Apology
In his speech marking the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Bush made no attempt at taking responsibility for the tragedies that followed that awful day.
September 10, 2021
I Lost My Father on 9/11, but I Never Wanted to Be a “Victim”
I never felt comfortable with the official rituals of 9/11 grief, with their overtones of patriotism and vengeance, so I sought other ways to use my role.
September 10, 2021
9/11 and After: The Need Is Still for Justice, Not Vengeance
The US has spent over $21 trillion on wars, the military, and the national security state since 9/11. That money should have been used for health care, climate, jobs, and education.
September 9, 2021
How the War on Terror Created the “Muslim American”
Before 9/11, Muslims were just another of this country’s many religious groups. After, they became a targeted, racialized minority.
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September 7, 2021
The War on Terror: 20 Years of Bloodshed and Delusion
From the beginning, the War on Terror merged red-hot vengeance with calculated opportunism. Millions are still paying the price.
September 6, 2021
The Human Rights Violations of the 9/11 Era Are Still With Us
Public perception of the War on Terror has shifted dramatically. But its legal and policy infrastructure endures.
Anthony D. Romero
August 24, 2021
The War on Terror Is Only Evolving
Traditionally, when a war ends, there’s at least a nod to the peace that will follow. Not so with this war.
Karen J. Greenberg
July 5, 2021
The US Finds Itself on the Wrong Side of Imran Khan’s Populism
Widely blamed for mismanaging the economy—and hemorrhaging support since he was elected amid accusations of vote rigging in 2018—Khan seems to believe that running against the US is his ticket to victory.
January 11, 2021
No, We Do Not Need New Anti-Terrorism Laws to Combat Right-Wing Extremists
In the wake of the storming of the Capitol, many people have begun calling to expand the War on Terror. This would be a grave error.