global perspectives response 1

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Kate Campbell Global Perspectives February 11, 2008 In the second preface to “Runaway World,” by Anthony Giddens, he brings up the topic of September 11, 2001. This issue has hit home to me seeing that I live in New Jersey, where many of my friends were directly affected by the attacks on the World Trade Center, and my aunt was attacked in the Pentagon. He asks the question “is it true… that ‘the world will never be the same again’?” I think it is true that at least the Western-world will not be the same again for a while. Look at the change in airport security since the attacks. On September 10, 2001, one could get to the airport 30 minutes before their flight left, and make their flight with time to spare. Now we have so many checkpoints and stipulations to get on an airplane: take your shoes off, no more than 3, 3 ounce bottles of liquid, keep your boarding passes out and your identification. It has shaped the way Americans live their lives. Before September 11, America was what seemed like
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course FL 223 taught by Professor Krick-aigner/pollack during the Spring '08 term at Wofford.

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