Eye: I read that if not for 9/11, you might never have found your calling. Somebody asked you in your book, “What’s the juice for you?” Was that the initial juice?
Clarissa: I think for every American, 9/11 was like a thunderbolt from the sky. I felt like I needed to be more engaged with the world. I needed to go out and understand what the hell is going on, why these people wanted to kill us, why we have been misunderstood – or have we been misunderstood – have we done something to precipitate this, what is our role?
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