The day of awakening
Riehl's World View has a video preview of Bernie Kerik's very emotional recollections of 9/11 on The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch on CNBC.
In the long run, the correct analogy for September 11 may prove to be Concord Bridge rather than Pearl Harbor. The attack on Manhattan provoked people to ask whether they could still owe allegiance to the multicultural, one-worldism of the 1990s, or whether like the farmers beside the "rude bridge that arched the flood", they owed allegiance to each other.
The most striking thing about the commemoration of 9/11 five years on is how durable that counter-conciousness has proved. Anyone who wants to examine a real quagmire should examine the fruitless efforts to return the world to its September 10 state, a task to which much of the media, the academe and the cultural elite have proved unequal. Because futile. Another and taller tower began to fall that day and its occupants are still in it.