Twenty-two years ago … We changed

September 11, 2023

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by Martin Davis

The terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., and the failed attack (presumably on the U.S. Capitol) that led to a downed plane in Pennsylvania, were horrible. What they were not, is unique.

America has faced foreign aggression before on its soil. We will certainly face it again as technology brings far-flung places within range of attack.

The world is a dangerous place. Technology has closed the distance between us and our enemies, and geography can no longer protect use. We know that.

In a post-9/11 world, however, it’s time to come to grips with the reality that America is a more-dangerous place as well.

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  1. Leo B Watkins
    September 11, 2023

    I know you don’t like comments much, but I always thought FDR made his statement in ’33 – as he took over in the midst of the Great Depression, not in ’45 (which it would have made more sense to make it in ’41 – when we were reeling from Pearl Harbor – rather than ’45 – when we were close to victory).

    Still, enjoyed the article.