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10 September 2021

America, 20 years after 9/11

Jeremy Cliffe and Sarah Manavis explore the long shadow of the 11 September attacks.

On this episode of the World Review podcast, Jeremy Cliffe is joined by guest co-host Sarah Manavis to talk with New Yorker columnist and author Evan Osnos. To mark the 20th anniversary of al-Qaeda’s 11 September attacks on New York and Washington, DC, they discuss the atrocities’ lasting impact, the effect they have had on the US’s national psyche, and Osnos’s new book Wildland: The Making of America’s Fury.

Then in You Ask Us, they answer a listener’s question on whether there could be another Trump or Trump-like president in 2024.

If you have a question for You Ask Us, email podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk

The ‘Tribute in Light’ memorial lights up lower Manhattan on 11 September (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Further reading

Sarah Manavis on how 9/11 internet culture created a blueprint for modern conspiracy theories.
Emily Tamkin on how the 9/11 attacks changed America.
Adam Tooze on the future of US power.
Jonathan Powell on how the war on terror led to the forever wars.

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