National Security

9/11: The Hinge of History

September 14, 2021  • Aspen Ideas to Go

Twenty years ago, terror attacks on September 11th took place in the United States over the course of a morning but the effects have been felt ever since — politically and psychologically. Journalist Garrett Graff says America lost its innocence that day and the attacks led to a series of consequential blunders by political leaders. The anger, hatred, and fear that emerged from 9/11 and the resulting War on Terror is to blame for the distrust and divisiveness that exists in America today. Graff and filmmaker Brian Knappenberger have devoted their careers to documenting 9/11 and its aftermath. Graff is the author of “The Only Plane in the Sky” and Knappenberger directed the Netflix docu-series “Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror.” They speak with Vivian Schiller, executive director of Aspen Digital at the Aspen Institute.

Garrett Graff’s article in The Atlantic…-terror/620008/

Trailer of “Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror”

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