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Lawrence Wright

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author and screenwriter, and staff writer for The New Yorker; author of The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State; former fellow at the Center on Law and Security at New York University

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Texas and California are political opposites. California likes to think it represents the future, but does it?

Lawrence Wright says Texas is the future, like it or not

Texas and California are political opposites. California likes to think it represents the future, but does it?

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The Hulu series ' The Looming Tower ' traces events leading up to 9/11, with a focus on the FBI’s attempts to track down Al Qaeda terrorists before they could strike on American soil.

Lawrence Wright and Ali Soufan on ‘The Looming Tower’

The Hulu series ' The Looming Tower ' traces events leading up to 9/11, with a focus on the FBI’s attempts to track down Al Qaeda terrorists before they could strike on American soil.

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The attacks on September 11th, 2001 were the inspiration for Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book “ The Looming Tower ”.

Lawrence Wright on ‘The Looming Tower’

The attacks on September 11th, 2001 were the inspiration for Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book “ The Looming Tower ”.

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