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This Sporting Life: Seven. 9/11.

Originally Published: September 11, 2009
By Jeff MacGregor | Page 2

It is the special madness of every great society to think itself unique, to believe itself one of a kind, somehow outside human experience or precedent and thus beset by troubles unknown to anyone anywhere in history, in times too dire to describe. This was as true 7,000 years ago at the dawning of Mesopotamia as it was the night before last on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. It is a conceit based in fear and ignorance and which authorizes and underwrites a lot of poor and ...

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