9/11 and Historical Memory
The Center on Terrorism of John Jay College in NYC is hosting a special panel on March 21 to discuss the ways in which 9/11 will be remembered.
The presenters include Elizabeth Greenspan of Harvard and Scott Knowles of Drexel University. Charles B. Strozier, Founding Director of the Center will host.
The dominant 'family member' voices are decidedly conservative. The loudest voices are extremists who run the gamut from "let's just bomb the hell out of THEM" to "It was a government plot to stir up hate against <insert Muslims/Jews/whatever>".
We owe it to those directly affected by 9/11 to incorporate our side of the story within the historical narrative. We owe a striving for the truth to be part of the story.
What are the truths about 9/11 that you feel should be part of the history?
How would you put it? What needs to be incorporated into the history of 9/11 in order to help the world toward more peaceful tomorrows?
March 5, 2014 by Bruce Wallace, 121Contact