Twenty years on, it is at war with itself, its democracy threatened from within in a way O...

How 9/11 forged an age of political turmoil – CNN

Twenty years on, it is at war with itself, its democracy threatened from within in a way Osama bin Laden never managed.In the moment, the 9/11 attacks that came from a blue sky on a crisp, clear morning stretched credulity in their horror and dastardly conception and proved that vast oceans could no longer shield the US from the terror of the outside world.But for a few weeks at least, everyone -- liberal, conservative, no matter the race or creed -- was as one in mourning nearly 3,000 dead and fearing more strikes. In hindsight, however, the attacks heralded the …

 

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