August 30, 2002

Slouching Towards 9/11…

Slouching Towards 9/11 Frank Rich’s sprawling article takes on the 9/11 anniversary, including this:

“But here is one way America has not changed. Our history still repeats itself first as tragedy and then as farce, but most of all as entertainment, with a full line of merchandise and an undertow of nostalgia. Only the time frame has been compressed. In merely a year, “Let’s Roll!” has gone from being a hero’s brave cry to a Neil Young song to the Florida State football team’s official slogan to a T-shirt to No. 1 on next week’s Times best-seller list. This is all reassuring. If the terrorists’ aim was in part to wreck America’s premier export

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