Drones expose the deficiencies of seeing war as a matter of annihilation. The rules of just war are more crucial than ever.
Amy Waldman's debut novel asks us to take a long look at our post-9/11 selves and be disappointed.
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning ceremonies for the 9/11 anniversary without the participation of clergy. Jay Sekulow et al. think this is an attack on religion. Jim Wallis et al. are criticizing both sides of this debate and also calling for less criticism of others, or something like that.
Of the texts appointed for Sunday, the tenth anniversary of what we now simply call 9/11, the Old Testament reading seems most capable of responding to the range of emotions we may feel as we remember the atrocities of that day.
To mark the anniversary of 9/11, we asked five Century contributors to reflect on the attacks and the decade that followed.