Tag Archives: 9/11 20th Anniversary

What schools teach about 9/11 and the war on terror

A survey of U.S. history teachers found they teach about 9/11 primarily on the date of the anniversary. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images Jeremy Stoddard, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Diana Hess, University of Wisconsin-Madison The phrase “Never Forget” is often associated with the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. But what does this phrase mean for U.S. students …

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9/11 twenty years on: al-Qaida is defeated – but jihadism is here to stay

Maurice Savage / Alamy Stock Photo Christina Hellmich, University of Reading Twenty years ago, the terrorist group al-Qaida carried out the deadliest attack on US soil the world had ever seen. Overnight, al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden became the most notorious terrorist to date. Inspired by pan-Islamist ambitions and outraged by US foreign presence and intervention in the Middle East, …

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9/11: the controversial story of the remains of the World Trade Center

Michael Picard, University of Edinburgh In the months after the 9/11 attack, which killed thousands of people and cost US$40 billion (£29 billion) in damages, the shock at the tower collapse gave way to the monstrous scale of the rescue and clean-up operation in New York. Amid the destruction, an improvised team of volunteers, firefighters, police and detection dogs found …

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