From Foreign Policy: ‘Hardly Existential’

Full piece here.

‘Many people hold that terrorism poses an existential threat to the United States. But a look at the actual statistics suggests that it presents an acceptable risk — one so low that spending to further reduce its likelihood or consequences is scarcely justified.’

Satistically, that seems like a decent argument.  Perhaps we’d be better served by making it part of the furniture.  But what about psychologically, socially, and politically?   Clearly, there are other consequences.

Also:  Philip Bobbitt Discusses His Book ‘Terror And Consent’ On Bloggingheads

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