Words: “The Second Plane: September 11: Terror and Boredom” by Martin Amis

Thought provoking. While, like nearly every collection of articles/essays, it has its weak spots, overall it is well worth the read. There are definitely areas in which Martin Amis & I disagree, but I can nearly always see the reason for his stance. In some ways, “Terror and Boredom,” the central piece, was my least favorite. He strays a bit too far into ideology for my taste, without backing up his thoughts as well as in some of the other articles. I particularly liked his reviews. Overall, I think this he makes a number of vitally important points about September 11, why it happened, and the ways we as a world, and as the American people have not taken the correct lessons from it.

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