Saturday, June 16, 2007

the threat of stupid terrorists

just come across an interesting article by Bruce Schneier in which he argues that most of the recent terrorist threats have been blown out of proportion as there were mostly impossible to pull off or high unlikely to succeed. yet they are given blanket media coverage in the US and coverage in the UK.

this ties in with the book i've been listening (i've discovered audio books they are awesome) to Al Gore's The Assault on Reason, in which he outlines how debate has been removed from modern politics and that there is no argument based on fact on rhetoric and politics based on fear. so far its rather like my dissertation but obviously alot better written.

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