Exactly two months after the terrorist attacks against the United States, Kofi Annan accompanied President George W. Bush to the ground zero site at the World Trade Center in New York. Secretary-General Kofi Annan (centre), U.S. President George W. Bush (left), and Secretary of State Colin Powell at the ground zero site.UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

How The Enduring Legacy of 9-11 Forever Shaped American Foreign Policy — For the Worse

You can draw a line from  September 11 2001 to January 6 2021.

In the new book Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump  journalist Spencer Ackerman offers an intense examination of how a never ending war on terror became an embedded and malignant force in American civic life.

This is one of the most important foreign policy books of a generation. Spencer Ackerman, on the podcast today, is a Pulitzer Prize and National Magazine Award winning reporter who has worked for WiredThe GuardianThe Daily Beast and is now the publisher of the Forever Wars newsletter on Substack.

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