The Universal Spectator

Some excellent post-9/11 articles

After the anniversary of 9/11 this past Wednesday I read several superb articles that deserve a viewing. First up is “September 11: The Day the 21st Century Started” by Richard Fernandez: In the immediate aftermath of the attack on the Twin Towers, there must have been the hope that September 11 would become a “never […]

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September 11, 2001: The Timeline

September 11, 2001: “Today: Less humid. Sunshine. High 79.” 6:00 AM: Polls open in New York City for primary elections. 7:59 AM: American Airlines Flight 11 [carrying 87 innocent people, including crew, excluding hijackers] takes off from Boston’s Logan International Airport for Los Angeles. 8:00 AM: New York City public schools open for the fourth […]

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September 11, 2001: In memoriam

In memoriam. The 2,996.

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September 11, 2001 – “109 Minutes”

[Editor’s note: I first read this magnificent essay in a link that was provided, I think, by Glenn Reynolds on Instapundit.com. I’ve found it republished at several other sites but I have not found an original source for it. In any event, it’s one of the best things I’ve ever read about 9/11. I hope […]

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September 11, 2001

I remember. I’ll never forget. The tears still well up and my body tenses with anger whenever I see footage of that morning. Photos, videos, audio, it doesn’t matter. It still affects me the same way. As I’ve done each and every year since the events of that day, I watch the Fox News and […]

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September 10, 2001

Many of our fellow Americans have forgotten what it was like on that last day before the deluge. I haven’t… We came together after 9/11 as Americans. We formed a bond of unity the likes of which I could not remember save for when I was a child during World War II. Then, housewives rolled […]

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September 1, 1939

Eighty years ago today the greatest armed conflict the world has ever seen officially began in Europe. Although conflicts had been raging in the Africa, and the Pacific and China since the mid to late thirties, it was the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany that set off the fuse that set the world on […]

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