Friday, November 03, 2006

Rethinking American History in a Post-9/11 World

This is the article that I had spoken of. It has some of the themes that were in Eric Foner's lecture; The Idea of Freedom in the United States: Before and After September 11

It was a great lecture, we should consider ourselves fortunate to have had him. Hat tip to the faculty at Sudansk Universitet.

"No idea is more quintessentially American than freedom. And throughout our history, in moments of crisis, the question of freedom -- what it is, why it is worth defending, who should enjoy it -- seems to come to the fore."
Eric Foner