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Category archive for: 9/11 and Everyday Life

Being an Un-American American

The first distinct memory I have of being not at home in my home country was the Iran hostage crisis, circa 1979. I remember my fourth-grade peers asking me why I couldn’t “go back home.” I didn’t know what they …

On Global Civil Governance and Justice

President Bush in his address to the U.S. Congress said, “Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. . . . Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists… Every nation must choose sides …

Male Emotions And Violence

Like everybody else, I am confused and upset about the crisis we are in. I offer these thoughts only as a way of provoking discussion. With the input of many, many people, maybe we can find a way out of …

A Simple Way to End Terrorism

The horrible attacks on the World Trade Towers and the Pentagon have raised a myriad of questions about terrorism. While in the past few weeks, many writers have speculated on the “root causes” of terrorism – poverty, hopelessness, hatred of …

“Post-Terror” People: Reclaiming Mundane Life

The Mundane Counterattack

Perhaps the least significant concern to Americans as the horrific events of September 11, 2001 unfolded was how ordinary life would be experienced into the future. The terrorist threat to the human, political, economic and social terrain …

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