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Unformatted text preview: changed and everybody realized it as it happened. • Parallel to a new generational call o Will this generation equal the greatest generation, answer the call, etc. • “this is america’s loss of innocence.” o Critics complain that this is a press fallback o Used a lot – they said it about Oklahoma city bombing o With 9-11 it meant we were vulnerable to the outside world, holiday from history was over. o Notion that the world has changed in ways we don’t understand • People are overwhelmed o The attack is beyond imagination – “unthinkable” “unspeakable” “no words” o Hollywood terms – “like something from a movie” o Nobody has any idea what happens next End of notes. Watched film in class....
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- Spring '09
- Oklahoma City bombing