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9/11: A Watershed Moment?
Monday, Jul 11, 2011
Prof. Dudziak explores the topic as the 10th anniversary approaches
by Maria Iacobo
The idea that the September 11 attacks “changed everything” grabbed hold of American popular culture and political discussion immediately after the attacks. The ensuing years saw the September 11 attacks used to justify profound changes in U.S. public policy and foreign relations.
In a collection of essays, USC Law Professor Mary Dudziak brings together leading scholars of history, law, literature, and Islam to ask whether the attacks and their aftermath marked a transition in U.S. and world history or whether they are best understood in the context of pre-existing historical trajectories.
These perspectives ultimately demonstrate that everything did not change on September 11, 2001, but some foundations of democratic legitimacy have been significantly eroded by claims that it did.
Professor Dudziak’s book, September 11 in History: A Watershed Moment? is available at Amazon.
Listen to Prof. Dudziak discuss the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks here: http://www.youtube.com/user/USCGould#p/u/0/ikxijt7C-7I
Time to Celebrate the Class of 2020
September 5, 2017
USC Gould welcomes the most diverse class in its history
Gould Grad Rights a Wrong
August 30, 2017
Sidney Kanazawa ’78 Scores a High Court Win for Fellow Alumnus
Career Services Dean Takes Community Approach
August 25, 2017
Elizabeth Armour calls on alumni, faculty and staff to help grads succeed