Wednesday, July 06, 2005

THE END OF THE BEGINNING?

Alan, ruminates on the signs that we are beyond a 'post-9/11 era.'

I am trying to note if I see any markers for the ending of an era. Whether you think that that terrible day was caused by the alignment of a great number of extraordinary unlikelihoods giving the terrorists a clean run they would never have gotten on any other day or whether you think the years since 9/11 without a repetition of the horror are as a result of the winning of the war on terror, there will be a time some day that will be after the post-9/11 era.
He notes the re-emergence of large scale protests at major interantional sumits as were common in the late twentieth century, as a possible sign.

I have to admit that I thought 9/11 and the true begninning of the 21st century marked the end of such protests. Perhaps this is the entering of a new era?

Posted by Matthew @ 7:31 PM