Terrorist attacks will be a recurring part of our future. The balance of technology has shifted, making it possible for a small band of zealots to wreak devastation where we least expect it-not on a plane next time, but with poison gas in the subway or a biotoxin in the water supply. The attack of September 11 is the prototype for many events that will litter the twentyfirst century. We should be looking at it in a diagnostic spirit: What can we learn that will permit us to respond more intelligently the next time around?
Date of Authorship for this Version
Ackerman, Bruce, "The Emergency Constitution" (2004). Faculty Scholarship Series. 121.