DVD Review: New York Episode 8 – The Center of the World 1946-2003

When Ric Burns set out to make a documentary of the city of New York, he had no idea of what world events were about to transpire. Just as the sixth episode was about to air on PBS at the end of September 2001, the city was attacked and the landscape was forever changed. BurnsContinue reading “DVD Review: New York Episode 8 – The Center of the World 1946-2003”

Book Review: Against All Enemies by Richard Clarke – Terrorism 101

Written in 2004 For anyone who doesn’t know who Richard Clarke is, he began his federal service in 1973 working on security issues. As the years progressed, he worked directly under Presidents Reagan and Bush I. Eventually, he was named National Coordinator for Security and Counter-Terrorism under President Clinton, a position he held until MarchContinue reading “Book Review: Against All Enemies by Richard Clarke – Terrorism 101”

Review of the Documentary 9/11: Many Years Later, Reflections

I am a New Yorker There have been many essays circulating the Internet since the events of September 11, 2001. One of the really good ones was with that title. (For an excellent site with that poem on it: http://www.farrockaway.com/carol/newyorker.html). In my case, I am a native New Yorker. I was born in Manhattan, andContinue reading “Review of the Documentary 9/11: Many Years Later, Reflections”