The eighth anniversay has passed and with an emerging discursive struggle over ownership. On our campus, the student Republicans organized a commemoration, suggesting that it is important not to “forget.”  I am not sure what planet they’ve been inhabiting, but no one seems to be in danger of forgetting or being allowed to forget.  9/11 is the signature that is defining the new Centery.  But, the public (dare I say “mediated”) ritual of claiming the right to frame that commemoration continues to evolve.  Let’s keep watching, shall we?

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