September 11 from 1981 to 2031

America has been learning and forgetting the lessons of 2001 for decades. It’s now in the midst of forgetting them again. Will the same result follow?

Government helicopters fly past One World Trade Center and the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum on September 11, 2021 in New York City. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.

Government helicopters fly past One World Trade Center and the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum on September 11, 2021 in New York City. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.

Richard Goldberg
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Sept. 13 2021
About Richard

Richard Goldberg is a Mosaic columnist and senior advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He has served on Capitol Hill, on the U.S. National Security Council, as the chief of staff for Illinois’s governor, and as a Navy Reserve Intelligence Officer.

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