The question which occurs to me upon reflection on the horrific events 6 years ago and the subsequent/consequent international chaos, murder and purblind delusion whence ensuing is this:
Was/is our democratic system dependent on our (self-perception of) invulnerability? And that once violated so visibly, so unspinnably, so unequivocally, our smug 'democracy' was revealed to be as fragile as the structures the attackers brought down, which collapsed under the novelty of the attack?
IS this true? If so, how and why?