The 9/11 Report

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Over the past month or so, Slate has been publishing a graphic adaptation of the 9/11 Commision Report. The book is complete, and it’s all available online. Link

I read through it as it was coming out and it seems to be done very well. I haven’t read the original commision report, so I can’t comment on how well it reflected the important facts. It’d be nice to hear from someone who has read both.

Personally, I think this was a great project. Graphic novels can be amazingly effective at communicating ideas quickly and accessibly to a large audience. (See: Maus)I doubt that everyone will see it that way. I haven’t looked into the existence or extent of righteous indignation about the project, but it’s interesting that I first heard about it while reading an rather dismissive entry on The Daily Dish by Ana Marie Cox (the original Wonkette, apparently.)

Update: I’ve never read Wonkette before now, but I just went to have a look at their coverage of this and it successfully aroused my own personal sense of righteous indignation.