War on Terror


Why Are We so Scared of Offending Muslims?, Christopher Hitchens, Slate, 30 July 2007.  Perhaps, because we think we’ll get blown up.

Enemy Lines

“Why are we so worried about terrorism when so many more people are dying on our highways?” asks Gregg Easterbrook (Road Kill, Gregg Easterbrook, Los Angeles Times, 5 August 2007 (via Jay Jardine).  You could just as well make the comparison with MRSA or cancer and people - especially people who would rather the war just went away - frequently do.  I think they are wrong to.  It seems to me that there is a fundamental difference between these types of lethal danger but I don’t know what it is and I haven’t heard anyone else explain the difference either.

Created on: 09 August 2007
Last updated: 07 January 2012

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