“After 9/11, the mastermind of the attack taunted us from a distant cave. We poured money and lives into one, then two wars, but couldn’t find Bin Laden. Torture became government policy; innocent people were arrested; privacy was lost. Travel changed from an adventure to a nightmare of security checks and delays.
And in New York City, where the Twin Towers once stood, there was a gaping hole – surrounded by walls and construction workers. While Americans yearned for a place to commemorate the attack’s victims, politicians bickered over what to do with the site.
But now, ten years later, Osama Bin Laden has been killed and the 9/11 Memorial is finally open in New York City. Perhaps the U.S. is on its way to healing from the terrible attacks of September 11th.”
Ten years on: are things really any better? Caroline Curran investigates. Read all about it in the latest issue of Carnet Atlantique!