The Day the World Changed

Revisiting September 11 and the culture wars, 20 years later

On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was at my computer writing a column for The Boston Globe on a culture-war topic.

I was in Colorado Springs—nearly 2,000 miles away from my New Jersey home—where I was guest-teaching an intensive four-week class on gender issues in the political science department at Colorado College. The column I was writing discus…

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