Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Even More About Terrorism, Dammit

This piece in REASON fleshes out the numbers (ouch, those metaphors don't mix well) of terrorism. It compares your likelihood of dying a number of different ways to a hypothetical that I love: Terrorists blow up a mall a week across the US next year - what are the chances you'll be in it when it happens?
To quote Frank Herbert, "fear is the mind-killer." And even that number is higher.

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