Analysis Of Mary L. Dudziak 's September 11 Essay

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Mary L. Dudziak is the editor of the book September 11 in History: A Watershed Moment? As mentioned on her personal website, she received her Ph.D. in American Studies at Yale, she then moved to the University of Southern California Law School and is currently at Emory University, where she is Director of a new, interdisciplinary Project on War and Security in Law, Culture and Society. This book is a selection of nine essays with introductory and concluding chapters written by Ms. Dudziak herself. The book is part of the American Encounters/Global Interactions series that “aims to stimulate critical perspectives and fresh interpretive frameworks for scholarship on the history of the imposing global presence of the United States” (Dudziak, ii). These essays discuss the events of September 11, 2001, in a totally different perspective by analyzing them in a more broad aspect, in regards to history, politics, and culture.
For this book report I chose only a few essays to discuss. In the first essay, "Ground Zero: Enduring War," Marilyn B. Young focuses on the distinct relationship between progression and change. She uses President William Clinton’s words to prove to us that we act against terrorism or “…terrorist-related facilities in Afghanistan and Sudan because of the imminent threat they presented to our national security” (Young, 1). Young asks us, as the reader, to think about what was truly unique about September 11 because in her perspective everything but American…

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