3:

we the people

INTRODUCTION

When terrorists attacked the World Trade Center, their goal was the death and destruction of Americans and American institutions. But they got it wrong: the charred ruins of the WTC became a global grave impacting businesses and professionals around the world, not just those in the US.

From Caribbean immigrant workers in the Towers’ restaurants to British traders in its Wall Street firms – and dozens of fire fighters and police officers of Irish stock – those who worked and died in the WTC reflected America’s melting pot. But the melting pot doesn’t mean we’re all the same, homogenized and bland. There are no cookie cutter Americans.

Indeed, regional differences abound. New Yorkers spread cream cheese on bagels ...

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