PopImage has a brief excerpt of Frank Miller’s 9/11 essay for NPR:

I could never stomach the flower-child twaddle of the Sixties crowd and I was ready to believe that our flag was just an old piece of cloth; and that patriotism was just some quaint relic, best left behind us.

It was all about the ideas. I schooled myself in the writings of Madison and Franklin and Adams and Jefferson. I came to love those noble, indestructible ideas. They were ideas, to my young mind, of rebellion and independence, not of idolatry.


  1. September 11, 2006

    Dear Frank Miller,

    Twenty years ago I wrote you regarding a page from the “Dark Knight Returnsâ€?.
    I was struck by the image of the Batman holding the body of a suicidal general whose body was draped in the American flag. I assumed this was shorthand for those who thought they could do anything if they wrapped themselves in the flag.
    I have reasonable doubts regarding the genesis of 9/11. Was it the Romans who said if you would know who committed a crime then look to see who benefits from it most?
    Or did I read that in some comic book.
    Anyways, be careful who you hang with.

    Chuck Connolly

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