Security and Liberty in an Age of Terrorism
The September 11, 2001 attack by Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda stunned Americans. Although not the first such assault in this country, an effort had been made to destroy the World Trade Center just eight and a half years earlierï¿½the deaths of 3,000 people going about their daily lives, and the destruction of one of the most important symbols of American economic power, made it different in kind from other terrorist attacks.
Schwartz, Herman, "Security and Liberty in an Age of Terrorism" (2005). Popular Media. 37.