Is 'The Dark Knight' the best post-9/11 work of art?

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With apologies to the producers of ’24’, for an exploration of the societal PTSD we’ve suffered since 9/11, one need look no further than Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight, argues one commenter on Andrew Sullivan’s blog.

Fear, terror, the battle between order and chaos. The role of cruel chance. The frustration and impotency of being unable to “hit back” (see Batman and the Joker in the interrogation room…).  Allegory though it may be, I can think of no other work of the last decade that has struck as close to 9/11 as The Dark Knight. And given the changes to the political landscape we’ve seen since the film released in 2008, I’m dying to see what kind of mirror The Dark Knight Rises holds up next summer

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