Five years after that dreadful day, we explored how it might be viewed in 25 years. Readers argued over what has been done, what is left to do, and what to believe from those in authority

Niall Ferguson's vision of 9/11 from the perspective of 25 years hence was fascinating [Sept. 11]. He was wise to note that elections are not a panacea for the problems of the Islamic world. Ferguson's vision of the U.S. restored to relevance by old-fashioned economic transformation was compelling. We face the challenge of combatting Islamic terrorism while creating a sustainable...

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