Reflections on the World Since 9/11

That morning I helped my youngest child get off to school. I straightened our now‐quiet kitchen, then sat at my desk to check my e‐mail. There, in a little box on the AOL welcome screen, I saw a still picture of massive fires raging in the upper stories of one of New York City’s Twin Towers. The news reports said a plane had flown into the tower. Oh my. I had worked in the news business for more than a quarter century. I knew this was big. I ran to the family room and turned on CNN. Within🔒

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Helena Cobban is a member of Charlottesville (Va.) Meeting. She is a "Friend in Washington" with Friends Committee on National Legislation, and has recently written a book on U.S. foreign policy after George W. Bush's presidency, due out in early 2008. Details of her work are available at her blog http://www.justworldnews.org.

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