Tag: 9/11

A Reckoning

Most people when they hear a reference to the Old Testament think about the Hebrews under the Pharaoh or Abraham preparing to slaughter his son Isaac. There is also the story of Adam and Eve getting banished from the Garden, Cain slewing Abel, and many other tragedies, wars, and things like the brutal justice of cutting off the hands of a thief which ...

Eureka in the Library Stacks

In the aftermath of 9/11, the government went of in search of ‘Who?’ and ‘How?’ tracing every detail of the plot which eventually became the official report. I took a different tack, asking ‘Why?’ I wrote a number of ‘thinking out loud’ essays where I explored terrorist thinking. The national media reprinted an al Qaeda training manual that had been ...