9/11 Was Never Going to Unite Us for Long

The jihadist threat was never existential, and the solution was never obvious.

When I think of 9/11, my memories come in a jumble. It’s like watching a trailer of a movie I’ve already seen. There was the shock of watching the second plane impact the World Trade Center’s south tower and the instant realization we were under attack. Then there’s smoke billowing from the Pentagon and a rush of …

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