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

"Ward Churchill's essay written in 2001 and titled "On the Justice of Roosting Chickens", in which he argued the September 11 attacks were a natural and unavoidable consequence of unlawful US foreign policy over the latter half of the 20th century attracted controversy in 2005." --Sholem Stein

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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.

As a reaction to the attacks Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci wrote the invective The Rage and the Pride (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 upon by contemporary artists Damien Hirst and Stockhausen.

9/11 is a national trauma for the United States and for a long time, certain songs were discouraged from being played on the radio.


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