It has now been over ten years since September 11, 2001. Life in the United States has not been the same, since that day when fundamentalist terrorists seized control of passenger airplanes and piloted them as missiles into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon. Since that time, the United States of America has gone to war in two Asian nations, struggled with a series of economic recessions, experienced increased disparity between wealthy and middle and working classes, contended with natural and ecological disasters, and borne witness to its own conflicted ideas about social and ecological responsibility versus individual and market freedom.