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Patt Morrison for September 8, 2011




A worker holds an umbrella while adjusting beams of the Tribute in Lights ahead of the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on September 7, 2011 in New York City.
A worker holds an umbrella while adjusting beams of the Tribute in Lights ahead of the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on September 7, 2011 in New York City.
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9/11 changed so many things – but did it change our language? Will ‘evildoers’ be as durable as ‘ground zero’? Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg quizzes the vocabulary of disaster. And, when you’ve got a volunteer military, what does that military look like? Younger, more minorities, more women. And, what’s the attraction to the uniform with two wars underway? The first in a series on military service and issues veterans face as they return to civilian life, beginning next time, at one o’clock.