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By Susha  

On this day six years ago, Prospect staff members were putting the finishing touches to the October 2001 issue of the magazine, which was going to press that evening. Then—well, I’ll spare you the where-we-were-when-we heard-the-news part—we spent the rest of the day shuttling between our desks and the television set in the reception of our building, wondering what the hell we were going to do.

We were able to postpone our press deadline. At a time when many commentators were only willing to speculate about who the perpetrators were, Anatol Lieven knew, and he wrote us a cover story…

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