Comments on: 9/11 in history: chapter or footnote? http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/09/09/911-in-history-chapter-or-footnote/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: NewsDebbie http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/09/09/911-in-history-chapter-or-footnote/#comment-37336 Fri, 09 Sep 2011 16:29:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10353#comment-37336 In World History it will be a footnote. In US History it will be a Chapter. It was a huge event in US History and its impact was social, political and economic. The Roman Empire had major events but today they are World History footnotes. In the grand scheme of history the US is growing from a footnote to perhaps a paragraph or two. But we are a long way off from being a Chapter. 6th grade ancient civilization history (Egypt, Greece, China, etc) is evidence we are in the paragraph stage. When the US has a 2000 year old history then we might look at if we are a footnote, paragraph, or a chapter.

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By: Ian_Kemmish http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/09/09/911-in-history-chapter-or-footnote/#comment-37331 Fri, 09 Sep 2011 14:32:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10353#comment-37331 On needs to consider the effects of the attack on the mindset of American civilians too. in the mid-1990’s I was taken by a well-meaning but not very bright customer to a pro-IRA pub in rural Massachusetts. People sat around the bar discussing the latest Tel Aviv bus bomb on TV the same way people in other pubs would discus the sport on their TVs. It was truly shocking and frightening.

After 9/11, it was no longer possible for any American anywhere to view terrorism with the same rosy, romantic view that some of them once did. This is a change which is likely to endure, although it’s still far to early to see all of its consequences.

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