A Century of Advocating for Peace: Join Us!

In Analysis by Michael Rae

Everyone above a certain age no doubt well remembers September 11th 21 years ago. I remember it most for the leadership, courage and principle that my husband and Independent’s founder and president, David Theroux, exhibited on the very day. He immediately worked with Independent staffers to craft and post on the Independent.org home page a Statement on the Terrorist Attacks, later refined as a Press Release:
… history teaches that crisis periods produce even greater problems and suffering as the heavy hand of unchecked government power crowds out civil society.
… Americans seek security, but not as an end in itself. We

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