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September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001

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Archives. (6)
Bibliography (4)
Commemoration. (2)
Computer network resources (7)
Economic aspects. (3)
Monuments. (3)
Personal narratives. (6)
Public opinion. (3)
Religious aspects. (2)
Social aspects. (8)
Study and teaching (1)

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View Resource Struggling with Tragedy

Here in the United States, one news story or set of stories subsumed all others this week. As clean up and rescue crews continue today to deal with the aftermath of the plane crashes in New York and Washington DC, many in the nation take time to reflect on this "day of prayer and remembrance." The Scout Report offers these sites in the hopes that they might prove helpful to our readers, as we all...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2001/0914
View Resource Liberty versus Safety

Many of the nation's lawmakers are concerned this week with how to square national security measures with civil liberties. Attorney General John Ashcroft has asked Congress to quickly pass legislation granting broad powers to the administration, including the ability to indefinitely detain those considered a threat to security, greater discretion in surveillance, and more power to seize people's...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2001/0928
View Resource The September 11th Source Books Volume I: Terrorism and U.S. Policy

On September 21, the National Security Archive (NSA) posted the first volume in their new series The September 11th Source Books. The series aims to fulfill NSA's mission "to put on the record the primary source documentation that can enrich the policy debate, improve journalism, educate policymakers, and ensure that we don't reinvent the wheel or repeat the mistakes of the past." As such, this...

http://nsarchive2.gwu.edu//NSAEBB/NSAEBB55/index1.html
View Resource 11 September 2001: the Response

Issued Wednesday by the International Affairs & Defence Section of the House of Commons Library for the use of members of the British Parliament, this 123-page library research paper covers a range of issues related to the September 11 attacks in the United States and their potential aftermath. Among other topics, the paper covers reactions to the attacks (UK, US, and beyond), information on Osama...

http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summ...
View Resource Public Agenda Special Edition: Terrorism

Public Agenda Online (PAO, first discussed in the February 26, 1999 Scout Report) has recently released a special report focused on terrorism, covering both public opinion and policy issues. The report's brief Overview explains some of the ways in which the United States is entering new territory in its efforts to deal with the recent terrorist attacks and summarizes some of the policy proposals....

https://www.publicagenda.org/specials/terrorism/terror.htm
View Resource September11.archive.org

Some of the newest resources on the Web are archive sites, that is sites that collect previously distributed media (see the July 13, 2001 Scout Report for discussion of an Election 2000 archive). Two such Websites have compiled information on the September 11, 2001 tragedies. September11.archive.org, a collaborative effort from Library of Congress, the Internet Archive, and webArchivist.org,...

https://archive.org/details/911
View Resource Television Archive: A Library of World Perspectives Concerning September 11, 2000

Some of the newest resources on the Web are archive sites, that is sites that collect previously distributed media (see the July 13, 2001 Scout Report for discussion of an Election 2000 archive). Two such Websites have compiled information on the September 11, 2001 tragedies. The Television Archive, a San Francisco-based nonprofit, provides audio and video files from news agencies around the world...

https://archive.org/details/sept_11_tv_archive
View Resource An Edge Question: What Now ?

This feature from the nonprofit Edge Foundation, Inc. (reviewed previously in the July 25, 2000 Scout Report for Social Sciences & Humanities) is an impressive collection of thoughtful words in response to the recent terrorist attacks and ensuing war. The Edge postulated the question, "What now?" to its members with the idea that, as editor John Brockman explains, "within the community is...

https://www.edge.org/documents/whatnow.html
View Resource Days after September 11, 2001

The University of Chicago Press offers, at this site, a series of essays, "Reflections by our authors in the aftermath." Among the seven essays are "Metaphors of Terror" by George Lakoff, "Islam Has Been Hijacked, And Only Muslims Can Save It" by Jonathan Rauch, and "An Arab American Internment?" by Eric L. Muller. The perspectives here are varied, and the essays are thoughtful meditations, some...

http://www.press.uchicago.edu/sites/daysafter/index.html
View Resource After September 11: 2001 Essays Archive

This new site from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) contains essays by well-known social scientists on the events of and following September 11. The site aims to "provide the public and academic community with a deeper level of analysis than can be found on Op-Ed pages or talk shows." Among the more than 35 pieces currently posted are essays by Seyla Benhabib, Olivier Roy, and John Hall....

http://essays.ssrc.org/10yearsafter911/2001-essays/
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