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The New Yorker writers on Osama bin Laden

May 3, 2011

The New Yorker, 2 May 2011: Osama bin Laden was shot in the head by U.S. forces in Pakistan, and his body has been buried at sea. President Obama announced in a televised speech late Sunday night that “justice has been done.” (Watch the speech.) Check back here for our continuing analysis of what the Al Qaeda leader’s death means for America, the President, and the world.


Jon Lee Andersonbin Laden and his followers.

Steve Coll: the specifics of the killing.

Amy Davidsonreading to bin Laden’ corpse.

Blake Eskinchanges since 9/11.

Dexter Filkinswhat Pakistan knew.

Hendrik Hertzbergabout Abbottabad, and Iran 1980.

Jane Mayerbin Laden dead, torture debate lives on.

Susan Orleanwatching with the world, via Twitter.

Evan OsnosChina’s chilly reaction.

George Packerbetter late than never.

David RemnickObama’s history with Osama bin Laden.

Wendell Steavenson: the reaction in Cairo.

Jeffrey ToobinDid bin Laden deserve a trial?

Lawrence WrightAl Qaeda after bin Laden.


Cartoon Desk: Robert Mankoff on bin Laden cartoons through the years.

Slide showNew Yorker covers of bin Laden and 9/11.

Back Issuesbin Laden and Al Qaeda in the archives, 2000-2010.

Book Bench: “SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy Seal Sniper.”

Slide showGround Zero during the 9/11 attacksduring Sunday’s celebrations, and at the corner of Church and WINsey; Ground Zero revellers on what to do with bin Laden’s body.


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