Louisiana Institute of Higher Education
#1 “Historical Context of the Terrorist Attacks”
2001-2002 History Lecture Series Season – October 1, 2001
Curtis Manning, Instructor of History, Nunez Community College
Attendance – 138
With the 9/11 attacks less than a month old, Curtis Manning gave an overview of the historical context that precipitated the actions of the terrorists. He detailed the geography of the Middle East, the Taliban and the Arab-Israeli conﬂict. He also discussed the roots of Arab-Islamic interaction, especially the fundamentalists’ hatred of the state of Israel, and the juxtaposition of the Arab-Islamic tradition versus the West’s individualism.