Books Published Since September 11: Asking the Right Questions?

Since the events of last September, there have been countless attempts to explain what happened.

The World Today Updated 23 October 2020 Published 1 August 2002 4 minute READ

Mariyam Hasham

From journalists to scholars, soldiers to diplomats, everyone has had something to say about the new century’s most horrific act of terrorism. Multimedia global forums have increased the opportunities for pundits and politicians to explain the whys and wherefores of the ‘war’ against terrorism.

A cascade of books has been published to explore the Taliban and Al Qaeda connection. Approaches run the spectrum from the insta-book rushed into print to capitalise on the public hunger for quick answers, to the more thoughtful, richer analysis by authors whose work on the subject is born from other imperatives.

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