From Discover, an article on The 9/11 Cover-Up: Thousands of Manhattan residents were endangered by WTC debris—and government malfeasance; and World Plague Center: Philip Landrigan tracks the massive health fallout from breathing NY air after 9/11. From The Village Voice, Clearing the Air: Sorting solid claims about the 9/11 toxic cloud from the obscuring haze of uncertainty. The Girl in the 9/11 Bubble: How Emma Rathkey, the teenage daughter of a man who perished in the Twin Towers, finally found solace in the company of those who’d suffered the same loss. From Mother Jones, Too Little, Too Late? Six years after 9/11 and three years after the 9/11 Commission, Congress has just started to do what's necessary to protect us from the next terror attack. But have they done enough? And is time running out?
Martha Minow (Harvard): Tolerance in an Age of Terror. Fighting at a Disadvantage: Bad cultural habits plague the West in the War on Terror. Martin Amis on 9/11 and the cult of death: Our response to September 11 has been deficient. A review of The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror by Bernard Lewis. Radical Islam must be recognised as a fanatical death cult, such as Nazism or Bolshevism. Islamism Goes Mainstream: Christopher Hitchens meets Tariq Ramadan. Islam Dunk: Six years after 9/11, the shelves creak with racist panic books; and on The Myth of Separation: An American travels to the Muslim world looking for more than just a 30-second soundbite. Divided we stand: It's common to blame the end of post-9/11 unity in the US on the invasion of Iraq. But it was really down to the political misuse of 9/11 by people like Karl Rove.
The first chapter from Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11 by Amy B. Zegart. Conscience of a Conservative: When Jack Goldsmith took over as the key constitutional adviser for the Bush administration, he soon found himself at odds with the White House, and a review of The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration (and more). Learning to Love the Imperial Presidency: How conservatives made peace with executive power. What's so nefarious about Jews exercising their right to speech? More and more and more and more and more and more on The Israeli Lobby. A review of World War IV by Norman Podhoretz and The Iranian Time Bomb by Michael Ledeen. A review of The Pentagon's New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas P.M. Barnett. Oh! What a Lovely War on Terror - - it's the number the arms dealers love: The biggest threat to our freedoms comes not from al-Qaida but from the security bureaucrats and their cronies. Fading superpower? Like all empires before it, the U.S. will slip from the top of the heap. Let's start getting ready.