Unintelligent Design

Pillar, Paul R.
September 2010
National Interest;Sep/Oct2010, Issue 109, p43
The article discusses the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence, created in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 to coordinate the activities of the various U.S. intelligence agencies. The office is seen as part of an administrative reorganization effected less out of necessity than out of a desire to reassure the public.


Related Articles

  • Viewing 9/11 From a Grassy Knoll. Sullivan, Will; Latif, Aamir; Morrison, Dan // U.S. News & World Report;9/11/2006, Vol. 141 Issue 9, p39 

    The article reports on the U.S.-based conspiracy theorist group "9/11 Truth." It outlines the beliefs embraced by most September 11 conspiracy theorists and explains how 9/11 Truthers claim scientific evidence to back up their theories, promoting them on web sites and by passing out flyers....

  • MEARSHEIMER AND WALT RESPOND:. Mearsheimer, John J.; Walt, Stephen M. // Foreign Policy;Jul/Aug2006, Issue 155, p64 

    A response from the authors is presented to a roundtable discussion of their article "Unrestricted Access," in this issue. The authors address charges of anti-Israel sentiment and anti-Semitism. The authors defend their argument on the power of the pro-Israel lobby in United States politics and...

  • LIONS AND FOXES. Brooks, David // Atlantic;Oct2002, Vol. 290 Issue 3, p29 

    The article focuses on the different ideologies between the technological revolution of the late 1990s and the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Details regarding the decentralizing optimism of the 1990s centered in Silicon Valley, California, is contrasted with the post 9/11 concerns for...

  • THE POLLS--TRENDS. Bloch-elkon, Yaeli // Public Opinion Quarterly;Spring2007, Vol. 71 Issue 1, p142 

    This article reports the American public's assessment of the U.S. government's post-9/11 efforts to prevent further terrorist attacks. It presents poll data from September 11, 2001 to December 31, 2005 and addresses issues such as the degree of confidence Americans have in their government's...

  • Human Rights Law, American Justice, and the “War on Terror”. Flaherty, Martin S. // OAH Magazine of History;Jul2011, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p35 

    The article looks at debates over the protection of human rights in domestic and international law following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Particular focus is given to the study and teaching of human rights issues related to U.S. government responses to the attacks. The author...

  • The Ever-Ticking Bomb: Examining 24's Promotion of Torture against the Background of 9/11. Nissel, Magnus // Aspeers;Apr2010, p37 

    Drawing on the theory of collective trauma and the increased display of torture on TV since 2001, this paper investigates how the repercussions of 9/11 serve as a basis for the popularity of the TV series 24 and how its success impacts the cultural and political landscape of the US. This article...

  • BAD PEOPLE. Bly, Robert // Atlantic;Mar1995, Vol. 275 Issue 3, p68 

    The poem "Bad People," by Robert Bly, is presented. First line: A man told me once that all the bad people; Last line: Poems with lies in them, but they help a little.

  • THE CHENEY FACTOR. Walsh, Kenneth T.; Brush, Silla; Kass, Jeff; Omestad, Thomas; Chapman, Carol Flake // U.S. News & World Report;1/23/2006, Vol. 140 Issue 3, p40 

    The article profiles United States Vice President Richard Cheney. Cheney is largely viewed as a powerful but uncompromising politician who has the attention of President George W. Bush. Cheney is deeply involved in the debates over the war on terrorism and executive power. Cheney has been...

  • 9/11 in Retrospect. Leffler, Melvyn P. // Foreign Affairs;Sep/Oct2011, Vol. 90 Issue 5, p33 

    The article presents an examination into the foreign policy doctrines of U.S. President George W. Bush in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The author contrasts the policy direction of the Bush administration before and after the attacks, noting the drastic shift in the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics