May 2: September 11 and its Aftermath

 

Topics:
  China, Afghanistan, Iraq
Readings:
 

Required:
Paterson, et. al, American Foreign Relations, pp. 461-67.

Gaddis, Strategies of Containment, pp. 380-91.

Mann, Rise of the Vulcans, pp. 261-372.

Andrew Sullivan, "This Is A Religious War," New York Times Magazine, October 7, 2001, pp. 44-52.

Philip Zelikow, "Practical Idealism: Present Policy in Historical Perspective," Stanford University, May 6, 2005.

Walter LaFeber, "Why Condi Rice's Foreign Policy is Flawed," History News Network, March 6, 2006.



Suggested:
Fouad Ajami, "Nowhere Man," New York Times Magazine, October 7, 2001, pp. 19-20.

Peter Beinart, "Fault Lines," The New Republic, October 1, 2001, p. 8.

Peter Beinart, "Back to Front," The New Republic, October 8, 2001, p. 8.

Ashton Carter, John Deutch, and Philip Zelikow, "Catastrophic Terrorism: Tackling the New Danger," Foreign Affairs, vol. 77, no. 6 (November/December 1998), pp. 80-94. (.pdf)

John Lewis Gaddis, After Containment," The New Republic, April 25, 2005, pp. 27-31.

Jeffrey Goldberg, "Behind Mubarak," The New Yorker, October 8, 2001, pp. 48-55.

Jeffrey Goldberg, "The Martyr Strategy," The New Yorker, July 9, 2001, pp. 34-39.

Seymour Hersh, "What Went Wrong," The New Yorker, October 8, 2001, pp. 34-40.

Seymour Hersh, "King's Ransom," The New Yorker, October 22, 2001, pp. 35-39.

Michael Ignatieff, review of Caleb Carr's "The Lessons of Terror," New York Times Book Review, February 17, 2002.

Chalmers Johnson, "Responding to Terrorism without Committing Terrorism," History News Network, October 1, 2001.

Nicholas Lemann, "What Terrorists Want," The New Yorker, October 29, 2001, pp. 36-41.

"Mr. Fukuyama's Plan B," New York Times Online, March 2006.

 
Additional Resources:
 

PowerPoint Presentation

Photo Gallery of the Navy EP-3 on Hainan Island, April 4-June 28, 2001.

Osama bin Laden's bases, December 21, 1999.

Presidential Daily Brief, August 6, 2001.

PBS -- Frontline's "Target America."

Joe Klein, "Closework," The New Yorker, October 1, 2001, pp. 44-49.

Susan Sontag, "The Talk of the Town," The New Yorker, September 24, 2001, p. 32.

Jerry Martin and Anne Neal, "Defending Civilization: How Our Universities are Failing America and What Can Be Done About It," November 2001, rev. February 2002.

Martin Sherwin, "Tattletales for an Open Society," The Nation,
January 21, 2002.

Timeline of Terrorism, U.S. Army.