September 11 attacks  

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"The significance of the September 11 attacks resides in the symbolic meaning of the buildings attacked. The World Trade Center represents American financial power and the Pentagon represents American military power." --Sholem Stein

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

The September 11 attacks (most commonly referred to as 9/11) were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area on Tuesday, September 11, 2001.

One year after 9/11, Verso Books published three controversial essays by leading continental philosophers Jean Baudrillard, Paul Virilio, and Slavoj Žižek (Welcome to the Desert of the Real).

The attacks have also been commented on by contemporary artists Damien Hirst and Stockhausen.


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