Tagged September 11th

Susan Herman | Taking Liberties

The Patriot Act, warrantless wire taps by the NSA, increased government secrecy and monitoring. Since September 11, 2001, the government of the United States has taken steps to keep us safe. But at what cost? And are we truly safer? In…

Michael Scheuer | Osama bin Laden

Michael Scheuer—the former chief of the bin Laden unit at the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center—is the bestselling author of Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terrorism and Through Our Enemies' Eyes: Osama bin Laden,…

Steve Coll | The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century

In The Bin Ladens, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steve Coll (Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the C.I.A., Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to Sept. 10, 2001), delivers a sprawling history of the bin Laden clan. Coll…

Jane Mayer | The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals

( This recording contains explicit content. ) Jane Mayer’s The Dark Side offers a riveting account of how the United States made what she sees as self-destructive decisions, particularly the choice to torture information out of…

Andre Dubus III | The Garden of Last Days

From the number one bestselling author of House of Sand and Fog (an Oprah’s Book Club selection and finalist for the National Book Award) comes The Garden of Last Days . Set in Florida in early September, 2001, the book brings together…

Joel Meyerowitz | Aftermath

Joel Meyerowitz was the only photographer granted unimpeded right of entry into Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11. With ingenuity and sheer determination, Meyerowitz - a native New Yorker and renowned street photographer -…

Steve Coll, Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001

Steve Coll, winner of a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism, was managing editor of the Washington Post from 1998-2004, and covered Afghanistan as the Post's South Asia bureau chief from 1989 to 1992. Ghost Wars gives details of…

Richard Clarke | Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror

Richard Clarke's recent public testimony before the 9/11 Commission prompted an unprecedented furor in the media. Clarke's allegations are further detailed in his new book, Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror. Known as a…

Remembering September 11th

On September 11th, 2001, the world changed. For those of us who experienced it as a current event, life can be divided between a before and after, and we can clearly remember where we were when the news first reached us. For those not…