Title : DANNI COLLATERALI
Finally translated into Italian for the popular “Fuori luogo” series, Peter Scowens book.
Maker of product: Peter Scowen/Sandro Curzi
Format: 15 X 22,5
n° pages: 272
The attack on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001 has generated a vast number of texts dealing with a wide variety of correlated topics. Why then another book on the tragic event? This one presents a peculiarity: its author was directly involved. His sister Amy was in fact on the fifty-fourth floor of the south tower of the World Trade Center when the first airplane crashed into the other tower. Amy was among the survivors and her dramatic testimony is reported in an interview that appears in the appendix. Scowen initially joins right in with the rhetoric diffused by American and Western news media, presenting the US as the ultimate bastion of civilisation to defend at all costs against the rising tide of Islamist barbarians. Gradually, however, he raises the veil off of the official, politically correct stance and uncovers the definitely more complex and unpleasant reality of an America that doesn’t practise what she preaches either in foreign policy – with her repeated, countless and bloody interventions, conducted by both the military and secret service – or in internal policy with a democracy full of holes, more similar to an oligarchy of wealthy men intent on increasing their own power and placating public opinion, than a model of conscious and mature participation.