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The 21st Century’s Opening Chapter: A Modern Narrative

by Loretta Napoleoni author of 10 Years that Shook the World (Seven Stories Press, 2011)

10 Years that Shook the World was originally intended for young people, those who were children or adolescents on September 11, 2001. My aim was to show how the decade that began in 2001 has profoundly changed the world, setting in motion what Steve Jobs called the “digital lifestyle.” Young people are growing up in such a fast-paced and media-savvy world, and I want them to see that they are coming of-age in a dramatically changing time. I want to show them some of the challenges they face as the pace keeps increasing.

The attacks of September 11, 2001, are considered to have been the main event of the first decade of the 21st century, but the changes of this decade actually go far beyond the menace of terrorism and the War on Terror. Continue reading

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