April 1, 2002
Topic Magazine: A Cambridge Journal
Owen argues that the war on terror is not about a new world order but rather…
I was three blocks away from the South Tower when it was amputated. I did not see the collapse–I was running down Broadway’s urban canyon with the other ants, all of us extras in some otherworldly Godzilla movie. But I felt it. It rumbled among the valleys and echoed like waves in a tub. The crowd was electrified. Television does not do justice to the wildness of primal emotions.
Someone screamed, “Another bomb.”
Someone screamed, “A third plane! Another plane!”
No, I thought, this is the explosion many of us have expected for years.