Though unique in many ways, the 9/11 attacks were surely not the first instance of terrorist violence to shock the world. Historian Prof. Beatrice de Graaf (UU) takes us back in time. How did terror and terrorism emerge as the horror twin of modern history? And what can 9/11 teach us today, when the hyperconnectivity of social media determines the waxing and waning of our most deep-seated fears?
In collaboration with Platform Contesting Governance (UU).
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9/11: 20 years after
Was it indeed a turning point in history, as is often said? And if so, to whom?