Remembering 9/11, 20 Years On

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Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings but they cannot touch the foundation of america. Some of what we heard from president. George w bush on the evening of september eleventh. Two thousand one back with tonight. Michael beschloss celebrated author and presidential historian his latest work presidents of war. Michael also has a show called fireside history with michael beschloss. It premiered tonight and you can catch it this weekend on the choice from msnbc which is streaming on peacock. Michael so much. I want to talk about tonight. But our own mark. Murray compared nbc news polling. He found that after nine eleven seventy-two percent said the country was headed in the right direction. As of august only twenty nine percent say the country is headed in the right direction. Wonder was it an illusion to think that in times of crisis americans have always come together or have we as a people really changed that much since nine eleven. I think our system has basically broken down in the last twenty years in a way that no longer do we. Are we in a position to depend on the kind of unity for instance that we saw after pearl harbor with franklin roosevelt in nineteen forty

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