Gregorian, other leading thinkers reflect on 9/11 in current World Affairs Journal

“Ten Years Later. A September 11th Symposium,” a collection of essays by ten leading intellectuals and foreign policy thinkers, offers short- and long-term perspectives on the consequences of the 9/11 attacks.  Appearing in the September/October issue of World Affairs Journal, the ten authors reflect on the unprecedented attacks of that day as well as what has become known as the 9/11 decade. 

In his personal reflection, Vartan Gregorian, President of Carnegie Corporation of New York, writes that “It is in the nature of men and women to look ahead, past the darkest of times, to the brighter days that always follow. All of human history is a play of light and darkness. And through all of human history, we travel together through the longest night into the dawn.” Read the entire essay.

The other authors are:

Michael V. Hayden. Director of the CIA from 2006 to 2009.

P. J. O’Rourke. Author and correspondent for the Weekly Standard.

Jacob Heilbrunn. Senior Editor at the National Interest.

Joshua Muravchik. Author.

Jay Winik. Historian and the author of April 1865 and The Great Upheaval.

Charles Lane. Editorial Writer for the Washington Post

David Rieff. Journalist and author.

Michael Zantovsky. Czech ambassador to the Court of St. James.

Carl Gershman. President of the National Endowment for Democracy.

The editors of World Affairs Journal invited each author to determine his or her own focus, leaving the assignment purposefully non-prescriptive.