A decade on, the violence of September the 11th, 2001 still haunts the liberal imaginary of threat. And I guess by this what I mean is that the violence of that fateful day now underwrites all forms of liberal security governance, globally. And I think this in many ways is of course understandable. I personally find myself sometimes deeply troubled by that fateful predicament faced by those people who decided to take their own lives on that horrifying day. However in spite of this, I think our response represents nothing short of a profound failure of the political and the philosophical imagination.