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UWL Professor: 9/11 attacks changed our way of thinking

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks on September 11, 2001.

That day is seared in the minds of the country.

After the tragedy, the U.S. Government put together a public 9/11 Commission Report to better explain to people why this happened. The report can be accessed at libraries, such as the Murphy Library Resource Center at the U.W. La Crosse.

Michael Current, a professor at U.W. La Crosse, also the Reference Librarian at the Murphy Library Resource Center, said he remembers watching the terrorist attack on television and having many questions.

“Maybe for the first time in my life, that was an instance where a certain set of people, chose not to believe what we found from the attacks, to not take that as truth and chose to subscribe to some other understanding of what happened.” Current said. “I think misunderstandings have always happened in history, but, maybe the combination of that particularly huge universally experienced event, that the internet sort of created new opportunities for different understandings to come to light and to sort of help people to find others, who may feel or believe the same way.”

READ: 911 Commission Report

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