Nadeem Zaman

How the Patriot Act Normalized Xenophobia After 9/11, and Planted the Seeds for Trump's Rise

On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was asleep. Never being one for early rising unless I had to, I would be asleep for at least another two hours if my mother hadn’t called to tell me to turn on the TV. Minutes after her call, my phone rang again, this time a friend bringing me news of the event. My television was on, and by then, both towers of the World Trade Center had been hit.

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