Perspectives on 9/11eBook - 2004
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, are difficult to refer to in the past tense. The events of that date changed the United States and the entire world to the point that the pre-9/11 period and post-9/11 epoch now have to be understood by completely different parameters. Its editors conceived this book only a few hours after the World Trade Towers had collapsed.
In an age where nothing is definitive this book frames 9/11 in terms of fresh insights and new interpretations that should last beyond its immediate timeframe. Various experts in the fields analyze the issues of terror, strategy, foreign policy, multilateral diplomacy, homeland security, community response, and others. This book is comprised of 18 chapters and divided into five parts dealing with specific issues. Each contributor provides their unique voice to the issues addressed, including two survivors of the tragedy, giving this work a multifaceted focus. The result is this volume spanning the period from the day of the 9/11 earthquake to the subsequent years of secondary tremors ending with the Iraq War. The insight and passion forged in this work makes it invaluable to anyone living in the post 9/11 world.