Tim Blair


New Criterion



Sunday, September 15, 2002
HOW COULD I FORGET to tell you about Professor Barbie Zelizer’s op-ed contribution to Auntie’s remembrance of September 11th?

It’s old news now, so here are just the highlights:

Remembering 9/11 is an out-of-body experience.

The air of New York will be filled with Silent recantations of the names of the fallen and lost.

Before departing our airwaves for the exotic corner of US academia from which she is extruded, the plastic professor gave us something to ruminate on until she returns.

remembering is not about new information. It is about recycling the old

You can find the full brain-feast here. Or go and eat a plutonium sandwich, the healthier alternative.

Where does Auntie find such talent? Try the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania. They must have such clever students.

And can I be her agent?