11.9.01

Lectures

In addition to the readings in the syllabus and the films and multimedia sections, the lectures include information from the following sources:

From What Happened to Why Did It Happen?

Trends in 9/11 Conspiracies from Fortean Times

For some sources on 9/11 polls, see Wikipedia

102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive in the Twin Towers

Here are notes from lectures 1 and 2: Lectures 1 and 2

Here are notes from lectures 3 and 4:  Origins of 9/11 lectures 3 and 4

Here is the powerpoint for Origins of 9/11 lecture:  Powerpoint for Origins of 9/11 Lectures 3 and 4

Wikipedia “Featured Article” on 7 World Trade Center (its destruction and rebuilding)

Constructing a Post 9/11 World

Lecture notes for lectures 5 and 6:  Lectures 5 and 6: Constructing a Post 9/11 Society

Powerpoint presentation:  Constructing a Post 9/11 Society: Media, Masses, Capitalists and Government Responses

Typology of 9/11 documentaries:  image-themes-of-sept11

Budweiser tribute to 9/11 tragedy (youtube version here)

Starbucks advert uproar in 2002

Toy In Candy Bag Appears To Depict 9/11 Attack

Independence Day trailer

President Bush Ground Zero Speech

President Bush address to the nation on 9/11

President Bush address to Congress on September 20, 2001 (part 1)  (part 2) (part 3) (part 4) Transcript and audio only is here.

Congress sings on 9/11 from Capitol steps

 NPR’s coverage of the 9/11 Commission Hearings and main security measures taken after 9/11

Info on the Information Awareness  Office (official website here)

Civil Liberties and Guantanamo Bay

PowerPoint Lecture:  Civil Liberties after 9/11

Lecture Notes:  Civil Liberties and Guantanamo Bay

Who are the detainees in Guantanamo Bay?  Of the 779 people who have been detained at the United States military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, 533 have been transferred and 241 remain, according to analysis by The New York Times of documents from the Department of Defense. In addition, five detainees died while in custody. This interactive database includes information about the detainees, thousands of pages of government documents and links to court records and news media reports.

Six Weeks in Autumn, about the legislative battle over the first Patriot Act

From Chicago Sun-Times: “Council Decries Patriot Act in Watered-Down Resolution”

NEW!  Federal Report on the President’s Surveillance Program (PSP):  In PDF and on-line version.

Social Landscape

PowerPoint Lecture:  Status of Arabs and Muslims in America after 9/11American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Hate Crime Report 2002

Lecture notes:  Social Landscape: Arabs and Muslims in the US after 9/11

9/11, Neconservatism and Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

PowerPoint Presentation:  9/11, Neoconservatism and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

Lecture Notes:  9/11, Necons and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

Sarah Palin asked about the Bush Doctrine

President Bush 2002 SOTU Speech, AKA “axis of evil” speech

Charles Krauthammer on what is (and what was) the Bush doctrine

In 2000, candidate Bush in debate with VP Gore repudiating the concept of nation-building

Bush’s vision for the world and his decision-making style based on “instincts”

60 Minutes report of no-bid Iraq reconstruction contract to Halliburton

UN Security Council Resolution 1441

Bush October 7 2002 Mushroom Cloud Speech in Cincinnati (transcript)

Torture

US Torture: Voices from the Black Sites in New York Review of Books

International Committee of the Red Cross: “US detention related to the fight against terrorism – the role of the ICRC”

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) February 2007 report on CIA interrogations at “black sites”

Cultural Artifacts

Lecture notes:  cultural_artifacts_911

Making a Big Apple Crumble: The role of humor in constructing a global response to disaster — Ellis (2002) (see also the list of jokes and “A Model for Collecting…)

9/11 Truth Joke Book

A Scary Thing Happened children’s coloring book by FEMA

The Onion:  Construction Complete On 9/11 Truther Memorial

Elections 2002-2008 and 9/11

Powerpoint Presentation:  elections_911

Lecture notes:  Post 9/11 Elections

VP Cheney in 2004: Wrong choice and we’ll get hit again

Reverend Wright report from ABC News, 2008

Joe Biden on Giuliani: “A noun, a verb and 9/11

Post 9/11 American Society

Many trends were analyzed using General Social Survey data.  These data can be analyzed on-line at the GSS website.

Powerpoint Presentation: A Post 9/11 Society? Social, Economic, Cultural and Political Trends

Immediate economic impact of 9/11

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR): The Economic Impact of 9/11 (2007)

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