The twin legacies of 9/11

Source: Asia Times on line.

As the United States and its allies mourn the attacks of 10 years ago, it is worth placing those events and their consequences into a cohesive intellectual and geopolitical perspective.

September 11, 2001, constituted the most audacious and deadly terrorist attacks in modern times. But what amplified the impact of what happened at the twin towers and the Pentagon – and afforded the attacks an undeserved geopolitical meaning and legacy – was their precise timing.

The atrocities came at a moment of profound intellectual confusion about the development of world affairs, indeed the very nature of international relations at the dawn of the new century.

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