Archives for April 2002


The Old New War

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.