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Heather Brown


Ten Years, Over a Trillion Dollars Later: What and How Much Has Changed?

[US soldiers wave flags at a ceremony a few days after September 11, 2001. Photo by Jason Cook/AP]

As the tenth anniversary of September 11th passes, one question that is likely crossing many people’s minds is: What has changed ten years on? As mundane and somewhat cliché as this question may be, it has many of us weighing the costs along with the benefits of America’s campaign against “terror.” Unfortunately, for a segment of the American population, the answer to this question never goes beyond the rallying cry of patriotic retaliation and the abstract safety of US ...

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Heather Brown


Heather Brown is a graduate student in the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University, focusing on Middle East politics and media, representations of Arabs and Muslims in western media, and critical terrorism studies. She is also a news media researcher at the Pew Research Center.