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    William Basinski and the Music of 9/11

       There has been a lot of music inspired by or associated with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, but perhaps none is as poignant or thought-provoking as William Basinski’s The Disintegration Loops. I tend to associate impressionable events in my life with music. Sometimes ...

    By the Way, Your House is On Fire

     The climate of change and the danger of stasis.  This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.  As the San Francisco bureaucrats on the dais murmured about why they weren’t getting anywhere near what we in the audience passionately hoped for, asked for, and worked for, my mind began ...

    Dirty War on Terror

    For the Obama administration, perpetual war is its own justification.  This article originally appeared at Tom Dispatch. [This epilogue to Scahill’s bestselling book, Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield, is posted with the kind permission of its publisher, Nation Books.]On January 21, ...

    The Enemy-Industrial Complex

    From right-wing think tanks to Homeland Security to the “drone lobby,” a lot’s riding on the constant threat of global terrorism. Here’s how it all started.   This article originally appeared at TomDispatch. The communist enemy, with the “world’s fourth largest military,” has ...

    Who Was Nostradamus?

    Somewhere along the way most of us have encountered a prediction by Nostradamus, and a person claiming that a sentence or two proves the man could tell the future. Most recently the events of September 11, 2001, have rekindled speculation that Nostradamus “saw” the attacks coming. A Google ...

    Militarized to Its Bones

    This post originally appeared atTomDispatch.***These last weeks, there have been two “occupations” in lower Manhattan, one of which has been getting almost all the coverage -- that of the demonstrators camping out in Zuccotti Park.  The other, in the shadows, has been hardly less massive, ...

    9/11: Beyond the Anniversary

    As we were reminded ad nauseam on every media platform for a week, the mass murders committed on 9/11 continue to have an incalculable impact on foreign relations, world economics, and the broader culture. It’s a certainty the same will be true for decades to come. And while you may feel as ...

    How 9/11 Shaped a Generation Just Coming of Age

    As the tenth anniversary of September 11th approaches, writer and blogger Courtney E. Martin reflects on seven ways in which that fateful day shaped the millennial generation of which she is a part.We are fundamentally practical. For many of us, 9/11 was a wake-up call about the precious and ...

    Living Through Two September 11s

    On September 11, 1973 a coup against the government of Chilean President Salvador Allende began with planes bombing the presidential palace in Santiago. Ariel Dorfman, a Chilean-American writer, was in that city on that fateful Tuesday. “By the end of the day,” Dorfman writes, “Allende ...

    9/11, Archived

    In an article about “9/11 fiction” in Prospect, Adam Kirsch points out one difficulty in writing about that day: It was a television event, and that is the medium through which the vast majority of us learned about it. Of one writer’s experience escaping one of the towers, Kirsch writes, ...

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