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Fixed Ideas: America Since 9.11 by Joan…

Fixed Ideas: America Since 9.11

by Joan Didion

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Typical Didion style. Complex ideas and relationships between ideas with perfect prose. ( )
  ronsea | Aug 23, 2013 |
I think 9/11 made me political in a way nothing could possibly have done before. It's part being a New Yorker, part having worked in finance at the time of the attacks, and many other things. It clicked for me, more than presidential elections or other smaller events. I think it's true of a lot of people. Didion was already political, quite obviously, but this recount of the changes in our country following the terrorist attacks takes her to a new level. Brilliantly put, and a bit scary if you read it with any sort of distance. ( )
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"In Fixed Ideas Joan Didion describes how, since September 11, 2001, there has been a determined effort by the administration to promote an imperial America - a "New Unilateralism" - and how, in many parts of America, there is now a "disconnect" between the government and citizens."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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