The following guest post is by James Perosi-Doughty, Université Bordeaux Montaigne: Culture et littératures des mondes anglophones (CLIMAS).
The year 2001 holds various degrees of significance depending on the context or the person asked. It was the official start of not only the 21st century, but also of a new millennium; a millennium that was to be the promise of hope and new beginnings. By all literary and cinematographic accounts, mankind was supposed to have flying cars and Space Odysseys. Of course, it was none of those things. If anything, the start of the new millennium made mankind, especially Americans aware of the limits of their beliefs, power, and more importantly, their security. Continue reading