Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University

9.11: The Media-Entertainment Network  

"The intent and consequences of the first 9.11 aerial attack were so beyond..." Read | Discuss


An Old Monster on the Loose
John Phillip Santos
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Notes on 11 September 2001
Paul Chilton
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Six Predictions about the Coming War and a 10 Step Program
Neta C. Crawford
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US Foreign Policy Responses to Terrorism
Peter M. Haas
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Minds in Turmoil
Tapas Ray @ The Statesman
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The Second Casualty of War
Geov Parrish @ AlterNet
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Media Critics See Web Role Emerge
Jordan Raphael @ OJR
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Live vs. Memorex II: Covering
Terrorism Jeffrey A. Dvorkin @ NPR
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DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld
@ DefenseLINK
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Clippings  9.24.02
A World Out of Touch With Itself: Where the Violence Comes From
Rabbi Michael Lerner @ Tikkun
"There is never any justification for acts of terror against innocent civilians -- it is the quintessential act of dehumanization and not recognizing the sanctity of others, and a visible symbol of a world increasingly irrational and out of control..." Broken link. 9.24.02 Read | Discuss
Terror's First Victims
Janelle Brown @ Salon
"When fanatics like the Taliban seize control of Islamic countries, women are the first to suffer... Feminists and human rights activists have been concerned about the Taliban's oppression of women for years, and in the aftermath of the World Trade Center..." 9.24.01 Read | Discuss
"I am a Muslim. I am an American..."
Muhammad Ali
"I am a Muslim. I am an American. As an American Muslim, I want to express my deep sadness and anguish at the tremendous loss of life that occurred on Tuesday. Islam is a religion of peace. Islam does not promote terrorism or the killing of people..." Broken link. 9.23.01 Read | Discuss
Fighting Terrorism on a Global Front
Kofi Annan @ New York Times
The terrorists who attacked the United States on Sept. 11 aimed at one nation but wounded an entire world. Rarely, if ever, has the world been as united as it was on that terrible day..." 9.21.01 Read | Discuss
First, Define the Battlefield
Michael Walzer @ New York Times
"There is an old Bill Mauldin cartoon in which two elderly gentlemen are sitting in a gentlemen's club. One leans forward and speaks: 'I say it's war, Throckmorton, and I say, let's fight!' There has been a lot of talk like that in Washington since Sept. 11..." 9.21.01 Read | Discuss
Networks of Terror
John Leonard @ Salon
"As television hypes the coming war, the nation watches passively. Stunned by grief, we've shut ourselves up... After a couple of days of doing what they do best, which is grief therapy, the television networks and cable channels reverted to what they do worst..." 9.21.01 Read | Discuss
The New Terrorists
Henning Ritter @ Frankfurter Allgemeine
"One of the first results of the terrorist attacks on New York and the Pentagon was U.S. President George W. Bush's agreement with his Russian colleague Vladimir Putin that in Chechnya, Russia has not committed the human rights violations of which the West has been accusing it for years..." 9.19.01 Read | Discuss
A Time for Solidarity
Valery Giscard D'Estaing @ Washington Post
"It has happened in the past that the United States and France experienced divergences in the field of foreign policy. In other circumstances -- in 1796, 1917 and 1944 -- they have joined in common and tightly intertwined forms of action. This should be the case today. The events call for a solidarity without fail..." 9.18.01 Read | Discuss
Lashing Out Is No Answer
James Lindsay @ The Guardian
"Last Tuesday's attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon now appear to surpass the civil war battle of Antietam as the bloodiest day in American history. As Americans grieve for those who perished..." 9.18.01 Read | Discuss
A Time to Hate
Shmuley Boteach @ Jerusalem Post
"For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace..." 9.17.01 Read | Discuss
The Disaster Movie Made Flesh and Blood
David Thomson @ The Independent
"The IoS film writer David Thomson was at home in San Francisco with his young sons when he turned on the television on Tuesday morning. What they watched was horrifically familiar..." 9.16.01 Read | Discuss
Women Religious Leaders Speak of Faith, Healing
Siobhan Benet @ Women's eNews
"Women religious leaders across the United States are preaching peace, reconciliation, and healing -- and addressing their own feelings of grief, anger and fear that this country may embark on misguided vengeance and war..." 9.16.01 Read | Discuss
New York's Female Leaders Express Sorrow, Hope
Cynthia Cooper Women's eNews
"The city's first woman firefighter still working to save lives, the African American Manhattan borough president, the state's U.S. senator with worldwide name recognition are united in expressing not only sadness but determination to rebuild..." 9.14.01 Read | Discuss
Feminist Leaders Comment on Terrorist Attack Against U.S.
Staff @ Women's eNews
"Leaders of international women's rights organizations have stressed that women's participation in all levels of public policy decisions minimizes violence and enhances the likelihood of peace. This is what they had to say Wednesday..." 9.13.01 Read | Discuss
They Can't See Why They are Hated
Seumas Milne @ The Guardian
"Americans cannot ignore what their government does abroad... Shock, rage and grief there has been aplenty. But any glimmer of recognition of why people might have been driven to carry out such atrocities ... seems almost entirely absent..." 9.13.01 Read | Discuss
Death, Downtown
Michael Moore @ Michael
"I was supposed to fly today on the 4:30 PM American Airlines flight from LAX to JFK. But tonight I find myself stuck in L.A. with an incredible range of emotions over what has happened on the island where I work and live in New York City..." 9.12.01 Read | Discuss