Ten years on, experts revisit their perspectives from Sept. 12, 2001

September 8, 2011

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The twin lights memorial rises above the New York City skyline on the six-month anniversary of the attacks.

Since September 11, 2001, much has changed in our world. It’s been ten years of almost continuous war, nation building and enhanced surveillance. There are new norms in justice and interrogation. And many question America’s superpower status.

Today we revisit conversations we had a decade ago in the direct aftermath of 9/11. The day after the terrorist attacks in New York City, Shanksville, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C., we spoke to some key experts in foreign policy about the why and what may come next.

Today, we reassemble these guests for a reflective and proactive conversation on the ten-year anniversary of 9/11.

Doug Cassel is Worldview human rights commentator and professor of law at the University of Notre Dame.

Bruce Cumings is chairman of the Department of History at the University of Chicago.

Anatol Lieven is a professor in the War Studies Department at King’s College London and a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation.

And Steve Clemons is Washington editor-at-large for The Atlantic. Steve was a friend and protégé of the late Chalmers Johnson, who appeared on Worldview on 9/12/2001.