The False Patriotism of 9/11

It has been 17 years since the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, a massive loss of life that we continue to grieve today.

For 17 years, American lawmakers and citizens have co-opted the reflection and reverence due on this day to advance a garish strain of faux patriotism that uses 9/11 as cover to submit to our basest, fear-driven politics.

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