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Links tagged with “terrorism”

  1. Top Ten differences between White Terrorists and Others | Informed Comment

    Brilliant. One for the asymmetry file. (via Daring Fireball)

  2. Oslo attacks: Why did so many experts blame Islamic terrorists? - By Christopher Hitchens - Slate Magazine

    I liked this, simply because of its description of the many varying angles of extremism and how the things they hate contrast and overlap. (Also Slate’s automatic iPad web display is rather nice.) (via Great Dismal)

  3. LRB · Jeremy Harding · Where the Jihadis Are

    Interesting review of a book that interviews Muslim suicide bombers around the world, and those in the West trying to stop them (Congress, CIA, NATO, etc). Fascinating, but subscribers only.

  4. Mac Bundy Said He Was ‘All Wrong’ by William Pfaff | The New York Review of Books

    About the Vietnam War, but also good on parallels with Iraq/Afghanistan, and how only one or two ideas can shape events that affect continents, very similar to that Adam Curtis article about a “global terror network”.

  5. The Pope and the Axis of Terror

    Adam Curtis on the manufacturing of the idea of a “global terror network” from the 1970s to today. Fascinating story, worth the time to read. Shame the BBC’s video clips are only in Flash though.

  6. Schneier on Security: The Comparative Risk of Terrorism

    Some examples of how many Americans will die from different causes each day. eg, 50 murders, 85 suicides, 120 in traffic accidents. Every day.

  7. The Eyewash Station: Odds of Dying in a Terrorist Attack

    “You are 12 times more likely to die from accidental suffocation in bed than from a terrorist attack.” (via Kottke)

  8. The Atlantic Online | November 2008 | The Things He Carried | Jeffrey Goldberg

    Describing how easy it is to get stuff past US airline security. “Security theatre”: it’s all just for show. (via everywhere)

  9. Innocent in London

    Fascinating and scary account of being arrested for acting very slightly suspiciously. I don’t want to go out.

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