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September 18, 2002 at 11 AM

New Packaging, Same Great Taste!

The genius of America knows no bounds.

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When I visited Manhattan last May I found myself with a strange aversion to getting too close to Ground Zero. After all the news coverage and public discussion when it all came down to it I felt like I had nothing more to witness or learn from personally seeing a big hole in the ground.

There is a fine line between public grief and sheer voyeurism. I wouldn’t deny anyone the right to take photos or get a glimpse of what was obviously a once-in-a-lifetime event, and a shocking one at that. But at some point people are going to shed their solemn contemplation and the September 11th terrorist attack will become a piece of public history to study, discuss and, yes, to market.

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Previously: La belle province selon Wells

Subsequently: September 11th, Continued

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