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Author Carroll, John, 1944-

Title Terror : a meditation on the meaning of September 11 / John Carroll
Published Melbourne : Scribe Publications, 2002


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Description 105 pages ; 20 cm
regular print
Contents 1. The New Dawn -- 2. Excess -- 3. The Blueprint -- 4. The Hole -- 5. Success -- 6. The Long Haul -- 7. On Being
Summary "In this essay, noted author and sociologist Dr. John Carroll argues that there is a deeper story behind the events of September 11, 2001 and their immediate aftermath. He believes that the attacks on the World Trade Center have exposed the Western world not just to terror, but to an underlying cultural emptiness that is crippling its ability to respond adequately." "As he ranges from the ancient Greek gods to recent American films, visiting Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness on the way, Carroll argues that the West is in psychic disarray. What we all face now is the threat of further attacks from Usama bin Laden's al-Qaeda global terrorist network, whose range and penetration is not well appreciated. And we do so from a suspect foundation that we could once rely on, now leached away by a secular culture which evades self-knowledge and feeds on excess."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Western civilisation
Social values
September 11
Bin Laden, Osama
Overseas item
Subject September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001.
Civilization, Modern -- 21st century.
Social values.
Genre/Form Essays.
LC no. 2002483904
ISBN 0908011849 paperback