After 11 September
After 11 September

After 11 September

29 February 2012

Obama is out-Bushing Bush, and no one minds

That Obama has received so little flak over police spying on Muslims suggests Democrats can get away with far more than Republicans.

9 September 2011

After 11 September: their ‘resilience’, and ours

New Yorkers demonstrated true bravery and heroism in response to 9/11. The same cannot be said for America’s political leaders.

6 September 2011

Our war on the politics of fear

How the reactions to 9/11 proved that the world had already changed – and helped to shape the political targets of a new magazine called spiked.

5 September 2011

After 9/11: ten years of a war against… who?

In the first of his series of ‘On Reflection’ essays, Frank Furedi reflects on our leaders' inability to give a name to their post-9/11 wars.

The killing of OBL: therapy for the West

Why the shooting of a sickly has-been jihadist was turned into a momentous and historic occasion on a par with VJ Day.

14 September 2010

The Koran controversy: what was that all about?

It was the profound jitteriness of Western society that allowed one cranky pastor from Florida with 50 followers to hold the whole world to ransom.

9 September 2010

Why 9/11 gave rise to a carnival of confusion

The massive, unnecessary storm over the US pastor planning to burn some Korans speaks to the post-9/11 disarray of Western society.

17 September 2009

Osama bin Laden’s
cut-and-paste job

The al-Qaeda frontman’s latest address to the American people wouldn’t sound out of place in mainstream US politics.

25 March 2009

Blaming Karzai for the West’s failures

It is not the Afghan PM’s corruption that has wrecked Afghanistan, but the disarray of the invading powers.

7 July 2008

Why facts won’t demolish the conspiracy theories

A report on the collapse of Tower 7 will not shut up 9/11 Truthers: their theories spring from a culture of mistrust, suspicion and ‘agency panic’.