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So wrote Jonathan Schell in the first issue of The Nation magazine following September 1. Richard Falk outlines his case for the attack on Afghanistan being a "just wa. Numerous letters are printed in response to this including from Howard Zinn

So wrote Jonathan Schell in the first issue of The Nation magazine following September 1. Numerous letters are printed in response to this including from Howard Zinn. Noam Chomsky quotes the New York Times about .

A Just Response book. Paperback, 352 pages. Published March 18th 2002 by Nation Books (first published March 17th 2002). On Tuesday morning, a piece was torn out of our world  . A Just Response: The Nation on Terrorism, Democracy, and September 11, 2001 (Nation Books). 1560254009 (ISBN13: 9781560254003).

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Below is a list of books about 9/11 and the related anthrax attacks. New York September 11, by David Halberstam (2001) photo book, 144 pages. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? Terrorism and the New War, by Gideon Rose, James F. Hoge Jr. (2001) 352 pages. A collection of essays on terrorism. September 11: A Testimony, by Reuters staff (2001) 272 pages.

Dictionary of Republicanisms: The Indispensable Guide to What They Really Mean When They Say What They Think You Want to Hear (2005) by Katrina vanden Heuvel (ISBN 1-56025-789-X). The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama. New York: Nation Books.

Thunder's Mouth Press/Nation Books, (c)2002. Physical Description: vxi, 349 p. ;, 23 cm. Personal Name: Vanden Heuvel, Katrina. Personal Name: Schell, Jonathan, 1943-. Uniform Title: Nation (New York, . 4. Democracy promotion and foreign policy identity and interests in US, EU and non-Western democracies. by Democracy promotion and foreign policy identity and interests in US, EU and non-Western democraciesDaniela Huber.

Personal Name: Vanden Heuvel, Katrina. Rubrics: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 Terrorism Government policy United States. by Charlotte Templin. ISBN: 0700607080 (cloth : alk. paper) Author: Templin, Charlotte. Publication & Distribution: Lawrence, Ka. .University Press of Kansas, (c)1995. Author: Jong, Erica Criticism and interpretation History.

A Just Response: The Nation on Terrorism, Democracy, and September 11, 2001, Thunder's Mouth Press (New York, NY), 2001. And author of introduction, with Robert Borosage) Taking Back America, Nation Books (New York, NY), 2004. Contributor to magazines and newspapers, including Interview, Progressive, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Third World Quarterly, Washington Post, and Vanity Fair.

So wrote Jonathan Schell in the first issue of The Nation magazine following September 11, 2001

So wrote Jonathan Schell in the first issue of The Nation magazine following September 11, 2001. In A Just Response, some of the most respected figures on the progressive left analyze the causes and consequences of this new American wound in a series ofthoughtful, informed, and provocative essays.

On Tuesday morning, a piece was torn out of our world. A patch of blue sky that should not have been there opened up in the New York skyline…. Our city was changed forever. Our country was changed forever. Our world was changed forever. So wrote Jonathan Schell in the first issue of The Nation magazine following September 11, 2001. In A Just Response, some of the most respected figures on the progressive left analyze the causes and consequences of this new American wound in a series of thoughtful, informed, and provocative essays. Selected from The Nation and other sources, these articles counter the bombast and jingoism of so much of the media coverage since September 11—while providing informed analysis, provocative commentary, and reasoned debates. The writers in these pages speak out against "Fascism with an Islamic face," jingoism, and the undermining of civil rights, address the confusion between dissent and treason, and articulate a vision of a just response to terrorism. Others reflect on an interview with Osama bin Laden, the concept of "Blowback"—modern technological society turned unwittingly against itself—and the American right wing's exploitation of a national emergency to further its political agenda. Also included are dispatches from other countries around the world, brief background histories of bin Laden's origins, the roots of fundamentalism, asymmetrical warfare, and a heated exchange between Noam Chomsky and Christopher Hitchens.

Comments: (3)

Dori
This multitude of writers, in a conglomeration by The Nation Magazine, have put together some extremely powerful arguments regarding the US response to the 9/11 attacks. Sadly, however, The Nation Magazine itself has lost its way and the lucid points articulated throughout this book are now lost, along with all the rhetoric about why we sent our military to the Middle East, resulting in the mass slaughter of hundreds of thousands of innocent human beings.

Most of these writers hit the nail right on the head by repeatedly pointing out that "nothing resembling proof of bin Laden's responsibility for the September 11 attack has yet been put forward either by the United States or its subordinate in Downing Street".

There is a reason for this. There is no proof.

The astute Alexander Cockburn chimes in that there may be a similarity to Pearl Harbor that no one has yet mentioned: "The possibility of a Japanese attack in early December of 1941 was known to U.S. Naval Intelligence".

Anybody see a pattern here, as regards to the information the masses (proles) get from their gov't?

The pattern is LIES, and BIG ones! In other words, 9/11 was not a surprise and it had nothing to do with bin laden. But the perpetual war has been raging now for 7 long years. And the American/British corporate states are very happy about that.
Keath
An overview of some of the contents found in this book, a collection of writings from The Nation magazine written in the few months after the 9-11 massacres.
William Greider, Bill Moyers and others address corporate knavery since 9-11.
Katha Pollit asks why we have to fund barbaric dictatorships like the one in Saudi Arabia and oppose progressive forces in the ME. She points to the really unbelievably courageous work of the Revolutionary Women of Afghanistan, operating for years within Afghanistan as fierce opponents of both the Taliban and the Northern Alliance. She also staggers humanity by explaining why she would not allow her daughter to fly an American flag out their living room window.
Victor Navasky calls for Ann Coulter to be host of "Politically Incorrect" instead of Bill Maher. Coulter was fired by The National Review Online for saying racist things that not a few readers of that great publication probably believe but don't say so loudly publicly. On the other hand Bill Maher immediately backtracked after his infamous comments after a few advertisers for his show withdrew and he said he didn't mean what he said he loves our military people and so on. At least, he says, Miss Coulter was actually being politically incorrect in contrast to the whimpy centrist liberal Maher.
Chalmers Johnson, the former CIA analyst, has a particularly powerful piece. He quotes the U.S. Space Command's document "Vision for 2020": "the globalization of the world economy will also continue, with a widening between the 'haves' and the have-nots." He quotes the eminent senator from Georgia, the Hon. Zell Miller, as saying on the day after 9/11 that he didn't care if there was "collateral damage," lets bomb the hell out of everybody. He notes that collateral damage is one of those terms that isued to describe our destruction of Iraqi and Serb civillians by our high-flying plains. And that this might have been the term that our ambassador to the UN, John Negroponte, might have used while he was helping coordinate the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Central Americans in the 80's while Ambassador to Honduras.
Richard Falk outlines his case for the attack on Afghanistan being a "just war." Numerous letters are printed in response to this including from Howard Zinn. The latter writes about the effects of our bombing: bloody young children staggering accross the Pakistani border, enitre villages and families wiped out, the evil cluster bombs, a red cross warehouse bombed.
Noam Chomsky quotes the New York Times about U.S. pressure on the military oligarchy running Pakistan to close its border to truck convoys carrying food to Afghanistan. He quotes from various aid agencies which condemned the American bombing as exacerbating the humanitarian disaster by blocking the distribution of desperately needed food aid. The 2001 Fall harvest in Afghanistan was 80 percent disrupted. Other contributors point to the sleaziness of the public relations gesture in dropping 37,000 food packets a day on a population where seven million were needing food. He refers to the massive refugee exodus from the American terror bombing of Kandahar and Herat into land-mine infested rural areas. He quotes from Michael Kinsley, Time magazine and other open supporters of the U.S. terrorist war against Nicaragua in the 80's as they openly advocated terrorist methods that would bring "democracy" there i.e. to terrorize the Nicaguan people into voting the Sandanistas out in 1990.
Alexander Cockburn points out that we on the anti-war left support eradicating Bin Ladenism. It's just that the so-called "war on terrorism" is only going to increase it over the long run. He like alot of other of the contributors, argue for non-violent legal means to aprehend the perpetrators of 9-11 such as through the international criminal court, the UN, coordinated international police work and so on.
Robert Fisk has an article from September 1998 about his interviews with Bin Laden. He quotes Bin Laden as calling the Israeli massacre of the refugees at Qana in 1996 "international terrorism" and calling for trials for the perpetrators. "Clinton used almost exactly the same words about bin Laden and his supporters in August [1998]. But the deaf, as usual, were talking to the deaf." Bin Laden lays out in the midst of ranting, in which he curiously accuses the Saudi regime of financing the defunct radical "communist" regime of North Yemen, his view that the slaughter of Iraqis because of the sanctions as a "war against Islam."
Fisk and Michael Massing write about the barbaric Northern Alliance led by the late Ahmad Shah Masood and Abdul Rashid Dostum and how they raped and plundered and bombed Afghanistan 1992-96, making people willing to accept the Taliban takeover.
Christopher Hitchens boldly shows that the Bin Ladenists are not misguided freedom fighters but barbaric terrorists. Of course nobody is actually contesting that notion and...oh why bother. Michael Massing's account of the critique of U.S. foreign policy of Fareed Zakaria and even Falk's deeply flawed arguments are much better ...
This book, inevitably, is becoming a little bit dated as time goes on for none of the articles are after December 2001 but the arguments in it still hold power.
Venemarr
I read this book when I was writing a report on the causes of 9/11, and it had some good stuff in there, but some of it was pretty crappy. There's better resources.
A Just Response: The Nation on Terrorism, Democracy, and September 11, 2001 (Nation Books) download epub
Americas
Author: Katrina vanden Heuvel,Jonathan Schell
ISBN: 1560254009
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Nation Books; First Edition edition (March 18, 2002)
Pages: 349 pages