Fresh ideas from new voices

From the first sketchy "this just in" right before 9:00 a.m. EDT 9/11, to the latest detailed analysis of why a 15-year-old would fly a plane into a Tampa office building, we've all heard from reporters, government officials, eyewitnesses, refugees, prisoners of war, men and women on the street . . . and many "experts." Discussion of the biggest piece of news in the lifetimes of many of us—and of all its ramifications—has been nonstop now for almost half a year.

But how much has society heard from those whose lives will be shaped by these events for decades to come? How have they responded, the individuals who are already much too old to be shielded from the realities of the modern-day world and yet are still too young to participate in most of the decisionmaking that will impact their world—and their lives—the longest?

Here we give the floor to young people who have been thinking, reading, watching, processing—and coming up with conclusions about the future of humanity that we feel are, if not always as widely heard, often just as insightful as those of the "experts."

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

January 28, 2002

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