„It was the advent of the second plane, sharking in low over the Statue of Liberty: that was the defining moment.“

"Fear and loathing" (2001)
Contesto: It was the advent of the second plane, sharking in low over the Statue of Liberty: that was the defining moment. Until then, America thought she was witnessing nothing more serious than the worst aviation disaster in history; now she had a sense of the fantastic vehemence ranged against her.

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