The terrorist attack of September 11—one of history’s blackest days—shook America to its core, but at the same time galvanized an aroused nation to action.
Leading editorial cartoonists capture in this volume that swift response—the horror, the grief, the pain, the unity, and, finally, the resolve to crush the scourge of terrorism wherever it exists—with a section of this year’s edition devoted to the terrorist attack on America.
First published in 1973, Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year annually showcases the talents, viewpoints, and insights of some 175 cartoonists in more than 400 prime examples of their work. Editor of this volume, as for the past twenty-nine editions, is Charles Brooks, former president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and an award-winning cartoonist in his own right.
Also included are editorial cartoons highlighting the other major news stories of 2001, such as the continuing turmoil in the Middle East, the faltering economy, the anthrax scare, the administration of George W. Bush, and the Democrats’ surprise takeover of the U.S. Senate. The year’s major award-winning cartoons are also presented, along with lists of previous prize winners.