OCCUPATION: Author, screenwriter
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PRO: New Yorker staff writer and author of The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11often referenced as a must-read for background on the 9/11 attacks.
CON: Some would argue that a fundamental understanding of al-Qaeda would have been more relevant before 9/11. Now Wright is just one among many analysts and historians.
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