Bringing the Text to Life
September 11, 2001. Exactly four years ago today.
It was the worst attack in American history, and it burned into our brains a series of heartbreaking images that will stay with us forever. The Twin Towers falling. The Pentagon exploding. Flight 93 crashing into the ground. A firefighter carrying away a flag-draped victim. The twisted rubble of Ground Zero.
It wasn’t long before the terrorist attacks became known by the shorthand expression “9/11.” Then, when terrorists planted bombs on commuter trains in Madrid, killing 191 and injuring more than 1,500, the attack was dubbed “Spain’s 9/11.” Michael Moore skewered the Bush administration with a documentary called “Fahrenheit 9/11.” And a San Francisco columnist who switched from liberal to conservative in the aftermath of the attack on America called himself a “9/11 Republican.”
So here we are, living in a post-9/11 world. We’ve seen the evil that people can do, and...