I think we should be careful about assigning a positive cause-and-effect connection between 9/11 and an increase in the circulations of some serious, general interest magazines. The reasons are certainly complex, and 9/11 just as certainly plays a role. Suggesting an easy correspondence, however, makes good copy. Journalism likes easy connections and clear causes and effects.
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