Nine Years Later

Slate’s complete coverage of the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

Nine years ago, terrorists hijacked four airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Shanksville, Pa. To mark the anniversary of the attacks, David Weigel is looking at how, for the first time, politicians are holding rallies on what used to be a solemn (and apolitical) day; and April Rabkin explores “the cult of Ahmad Shah Massoud,” the man who led the Afghan resistance to the Taliban and who was assassinated in the days before 9/11. Bryce Hall shares a slide show of photographs he took of unusual flags he took in the year after the attacks.


We are also rerunning some older articles pertaining to the 9/11 attacks and how they’ve changed America. Please see our complete coverage below.


Remembering the Sept. 11 attacks,” a Magnum photo gallery. Posted Sept. 10, 2010.

Never Forget (To Vote for Me): Why 9/11 is no longer a day free of politics,” by David Weigel. Posted Sept. 10, 2010.

Flags for 9/11: Photographs from the aftermath of 9/11,” by Bryce Hall. Posted Sept. 9, 2010.

A Visit to the Shrine of Afghanistan’s National Hero: Nine years after his death, Ahmad Shah Massoud is everywhere,” by April Rabkin. Posted  Sept. 9, 2010.

Why No More 9/11s? An interactive inquiry about why America hasn’t been attacked again,” by Timothy Noah. Originally posted Feb. 23, 2009.

An Unlikely Hero: The Marine who found two WTC survivors,” by Rebecca Liss. Originally posted Sept. 10, 2002.

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