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Grant Reeher quoted in Eagle Tribune article on 9/11 attacks

September 10, 2021

The Eagle Tribune

Grant Reeher

Grant Reeher

There's little doubt that the U.S. and the world was forever changed on Sept. 11, 2001.  At the time of the terror attacks, recalls Professor Grant Reeher, director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute, "There was great hope and expectation it would have a profound impact on our civil life and lead to a recapturing of some of what we lost in the decades leading up to it, that it would be a wake-up call for people to become more engaged." But while there was a short-term boost in the public's confidence in the leadership of the federal government, Reeher said, the nation entered a new, prolonged period of polarization sparked by the war on terror, one that continues. "We fell very short of attaining the civic hopes that moment generated," he says of Sept. 11. Read more in the Eagle Tribune article, "In 20 years since 9/11 attacks, nation remains forever changed."

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