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Why We Remember 9/11

September 9, 2021

City Journal, a publication of the Manhattan Institute, has republished a commentary from its Autumn 2001 issue by Dr. Theodore Dalrymple in which he reflects on culture and civilization when faced with barbarism.

Titled “What We Have to Lose: Our civilization is more precious, and more fragile, than most people suppose,” Dalrymple reflects on the loss of lives in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center in comparison to his own mundane duties.

Dalrymple’s reflections remind us of T. S. Eliot’s strivings to define the importance of culture.

Why Remember 9/11?

City Journal, a publication of the Manhattan Institute, has republished a commentary from its Autumn 2001 issue by Dr. Theodore Dalrymple in which reflects on culture and civilization when faced with barbarism.

Titled “What We Have to Lose: Our civilization is more precious, and more fragile, than most people suppose,” Dalrymple reflects on the loss of lives in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center in comparison to his own mundane duties.

Dalrymple’s reflections remind us of T. S. Eliot’s striving to define the importance of culture.

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