America Six Months After 9-11

On the six-month anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, we present some of the best AlterNet stories examining the aftermath of the tragedy.

These articles are also included in our new book, "After 9-11: Solutions For a Saner World."

Tough Love
Michelle Chihara, AlterNet
Dissent in the war against terrorism is being labeled as unpatriotic. But love of country doesn't have to be uncritical, or bumper-sticker ready. The daughter of a Japanese American interned in the camps during WW II explains why.

10 Things to Know About the Middle East
Stephen Zunes, AlterNet
A summary of what should be known -- and often is not -- about the people, politics and history of the Middle East.

Anthrax, Cipro and Property Privileges -- Not Rights
Marjorie Kelly, Business Ethics
As the government's deal with Bayer, the provider of anthrax antidote Cipro, has demonstrated, the public good as higher law is an idea whose time has come in the post-911 era.

What bin Laden and Bush Don't Talk About: The Politics of Oil
Michael T. Klare, AlterNet
Bin Laden never mentions it in his calls for a jihad, and neither does Bush in his calls for a war against terror. But oil is central to both their plans, and Saudi Arabia is the key.

To find out more about the book from which these essays are excerpted, click here.

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