Photo: Marcus Halveti
Eight years ago, on a sunny Tuesday September morning in New York City and Washington, DC, a sickeningly well-orchestrated terrorist attack took flight, in part, from Boston’s Logan International Airport. To say it was a chilling, disturbing, or horrific day is a vast understatement. One might also argue that it was the day that launched so many of the current problems we face, from seemingly endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to an economic crisis that has vastly changed the American landscape, psyche, and even self-identity. Yes, it was a blow to our ego and our sense of security, but it also changed who we are. In that way, it was — these words pain us to type — a successful blow against an empire.
It’s difficult to recall how we felt, collectively, in what now seems like a shockingly more naive state, just less than a decade ago. To remind ourselves, the Phoenix has compiled our extensive in-paper and online-only coverage into this central site.
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