Since the September 11th attacks some government officials and business leaders have used the tragedy as cover to more vigorously pursue policies that serve themselves and not the general public, under the guise of "supporting the president."
On Wednesday, October 10, Howard Zinn, renowned historian and playwright gave a lecture on "the artist's role in society" at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Zinn, author of "A Peoples' History of the United States," focused on how artists can use their art to criticize government, and to "transcend the framework that society has created."
Osama bin Laden has for the first time admitted his al Qaida group carried out the September 11 attacks. The Sunday Telegraph newspaper says it has obtained previously undisclosed video footage in which bin Laden makes his confession. In it he says that "history should be a witness that we are terrorists".