In this issue:
"When the Towers Fell", by David Remnick: Looking back on the September 11th attacks.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Speechless", by Jonathan Safran Foer: The difficulty of trying to relate indescribable nightmares.
"Dessert", by Colum McCann: Remembering a strange moment.
"Passengers", by Ian Frazier: A popular bus driver’s experience during the morning commute.
"Paying Attention", by Edward Conlon: How 9/11 changed the New York City Police Department.
"Monsters", by Zadie Smith: Multiculturalism in two of the World’s greatest cities.
"Power Grid", by Daniyal Mueenuddin: The changing relations between Pakistan and the United States.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"Coming Apart", by George Packer: A decade of missed opportunities.
THE SKY LINE
"Shaping the Void", by Paul Goldberger: The buildings at Ground Zero.
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The New Yorker is always at its worst when it is editorializing and this whole issue is one big distorted editorial. I'm no fan of Bush, but the fact that Obama is continuing many of Bush's war policies is not even mentioned. The writing is also so politically correct that if one didn't the motivations behind the conspirators you would think that it was just some sort of misunderstanding.