The War on Terrorism

Essay by SusanRUniversity, Bachelor'sB+, May 2006

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Every morning, millions of people around the world begin their day by reading the newspaper. News topics are constantly discussed in everyday life and remain the dominant topic of conversation between friends, family, and even strangers. It is our responsibility as a modern society to recognize all events that impact our lives and make others aware of them, and newspapers as well as the general media allow us this opportunity. The New York Times, a worldwide newspaper, offers us a chance to become informed of worldwide current events while also offering insight into the development of society as seen through the eyes of the media. Through developing an archive of New York Times articles over a period of several months, I have become better acquainted with current world affairs while at the same time creating a "window" to the past. Although the majority of the events in the newspaper articles have become typical in our modern day and age, I may one day look back on today's news topics with awe.

Upon browsing and removing articles that I believe are important and interesting, I have grouped them into five chapters: The War on Terrorism, Science and Technology, World Business, Arts and Entertainment, and Editorials and Letters.

September eleventh is a day that will forever impact the way we view our nation and the entire world. The terrorist attacks on New York City and the responses of our society and government have dominated headlines for months, and seemingly every aspect of the newspaper has contained some type of reaction to these events. Considering this, I have chosen articles for this chapter that seem most pertinent in the general overview of the response to these attacks, and through reviewing them one can clearly see the escalation of the American public's...